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Donnie Ray “Shorty” West
August 30, 1952 -
November 5, 2014

Visitation

November 8, 2014
5-8 p.m.

Service 

November 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Donnie Ray “Shorty” West, age 62 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Kirkland Cemetery. Mr. West passed away Wednesday in Vanderbilt Medical Center.

He was a native of Louisville, KY and the son of Hubert West who survives and the late Colleen Holman Pitts. He was employed by C & S Plastics and was a car and motorcycle enthusiast.

Survivors include two daughters Allison (Mark) Stout of Murfreesboro, TN, and Lori (Phil) Brooks of Ft. Hood, TX, grandchildren Wes and Amelia Brooks, Cooper and Emery Stout, brother Ronnie (Cathy) West of Fayetteville and sister Kathy (Bruce) Underwood of Louisville, KY. In addition to his mother, grandmothers and grandfathers he was preceded in death by his brother Johnny West.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

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7 Comments

  1. Doug and Melissa Smith

    Allison and Mark, we are very sorry to hear about the loss of Donnie. We just learned the news tonight from Ted. Thinking of you both during such a heavy time. (Love you both)
    Sincerely, Melissa and Doug

    Reply
  2. Jane Towry Ogle

    Shorty was such a good friend to my oldest brother Wade, now they will be together again. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Shorty at a family yard sale in May (AND taking pics of him with his red Corvette) , we all had fun catching up on memories and Shorty was the same fellow he was when he came home with my big brother in the 70’s. He was a special friend to all of us in the Towry Family and will be missed. Prayers of comfort to his girls and to all the family. Janie

    Reply
  3. Melinda Norris

    Shorty you were a great guy and will be greatly missed

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  4. chuck willson

    lori and allison and julie sorry to hear about shorty i always enjoyed him and had a great deal of respect for him chuck

    Reply
  5. Sizanne Hill

    I see this on the internet. I do not know you but I am sorry you have lost a loved one. God be with all of the family. Suzanne Hill
    Ardmore, Alabama

    Reply
  6. Janice Tomerlin Finley

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not here to see
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me
    I wish you wouldn’t cry
    The Way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We did not get to say
    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you
    Each time that you think of me
    I know you will miss me too
    When tomorrow starts with out me
    Please try to understand
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand
    The angel said my place was ready
    In heaven far above
    And That I would have to leave behind
    All those I Dearly Love
    But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
    I felt so much at home
    When GOD looked down and smiled at me
    From his golden throne
    He said This Is Eternity
    And All I promised you
    Today for life on earth is done
    But Here it starts a new
    I promise no tomorrow
    For today will always last
    And Since each day’s the exact same way
    There is no longing for the past
    So When Tomorrow starts without me
    Do not think we’re apart
    For every time you think of me
    Remember I’m right here in your heart

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  7. Joe Harrison

    Although I did not know “Shorty” well, my brother Danny always keep me posted about him. I remember “Shorty” and approximately another dozen Fayetteville motorcyclist stopping by my house one summer afternoon. It was a very fun visit that brings a smile to my face and consider a blessing. May the Lord grant your family blessings and comfort.

    Reply

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7 Comments

  1. Doug and Melissa Smith

    Allison and Mark, we are very sorry to hear about the loss of Donnie. We just learned the news tonight from Ted. Thinking of you both during such a heavy time. (Love you both)
    Sincerely, Melissa and Doug

    Reply
  2. Jane Towry Ogle

    Shorty was such a good friend to my oldest brother Wade, now they will be together again. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Shorty at a family yard sale in May (AND taking pics of him with his red Corvette) , we all had fun catching up on memories and Shorty was the same fellow he was when he came home with my big brother in the 70’s. He was a special friend to all of us in the Towry Family and will be missed. Prayers of comfort to his girls and to all the family. Janie

    Reply
  3. Melinda Norris

    Shorty you were a great guy and will be greatly missed

    Reply
  4. chuck willson

    lori and allison and julie sorry to hear about shorty i always enjoyed him and had a great deal of respect for him chuck

    Reply
  5. Sizanne Hill

    I see this on the internet. I do not know you but I am sorry you have lost a loved one. God be with all of the family. Suzanne Hill
    Ardmore, Alabama

    Reply
  6. Janice Tomerlin Finley

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not here to see
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me
    I wish you wouldn’t cry
    The Way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We did not get to say
    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you
    Each time that you think of me
    I know you will miss me too
    When tomorrow starts with out me
    Please try to understand
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand
    The angel said my place was ready
    In heaven far above
    And That I would have to leave behind
    All those I Dearly Love
    But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
    I felt so much at home
    When GOD looked down and smiled at me
    From his golden throne
    He said This Is Eternity
    And All I promised you
    Today for life on earth is done
    But Here it starts a new
    I promise no tomorrow
    For today will always last
    And Since each day’s the exact same way
    There is no longing for the past
    So When Tomorrow starts without me
    Do not think we’re apart
    For every time you think of me
    Remember I’m right here in your heart

    Reply
  7. Joe Harrison

    Although I did not know “Shorty” well, my brother Danny always keep me posted about him. I remember “Shorty” and approximately another dozen Fayetteville motorcyclist stopping by my house one summer afternoon. It was a very fun visit that brings a smile to my face and consider a blessing. May the Lord grant your family blessings and comfort.

    Reply

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