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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Bobby West

Bobby Gene West

Thursday, January 24th, 1957 - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Bobby Gene West, 62, of Mountainburg, Arkansas passed away on August 6, 2019 in St. Louis, MO. He was a U. S. Marine Corp Veteran of the Vietnam War and a truck driver. Bobby had a passion for making every person he came into contact with laugh. He was born January 24, 1957 in PawPaw, MI to the late Henry and Lavada (Dees) West.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2019 at Ocker Chapel of Alma with interment in U.S. National Cemetery with military honors. Services are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Survivors include his wife, Diana West of the home; four daughters, Ericka Pursley and husband Vince of Independence, KS, Kristin West of Van Buren, Ashley West and wife Adina of Van Buren and Theresia Evans of Grove, OK; one son, Nathan Evans of Rudy; grandchildren, Trent and Landon Pursley, Jaydyn and Braxtyn West, Patricia Starr McCabe, Hayden and Emily Darling; two sisters, Lorrie West of Alma and Loretta West of Van Buren; two brothers, Ronnie West of Michigan City, IN nad Mike West of New Buffalo, MI and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Evans, Kaleb Wilkinson, Roger Hall, Vince Pursley, Ronnie Evans and Ashley West.
The family will visit with friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening, August 8, 2019 at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 Hwy. 6r East, Alma, AR.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made the Bobby West Memorial Fund at Arvest Bank.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ocker Funeral Home of Alma
    917 Hwy. 64 East
    ALMA, AR 72921
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will visit with friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, August 8, 2019 at the funeral home, 917 Hwy. 64 East, Alma, AR.
  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 10:30am
    Ocker Chapel of Alma
    917 Hwy. 64 East
    ALMA, AR 72921
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Brother Joe Adcock
  • Interment

    U.S. National Cemetery
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Kristin West

Posted at 08:30pm
Daddy-0, I can't believe you are gone. I can just see you crawling on all 4's and Grandma rubbing your head. I know your reunion with your Mom, Dad, Roy and Judy was beyond. I love you yesterday, today and all my forevers. Thank you for always making us laugh.


Posted at 01:09pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29)

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