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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
479-646-5555
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
479-474-2523
William Carroll West

William Carroll West Jr.

Monday, September 18th, 1933 - Monday, April 26th, 2021
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Obituary

William Carroll West, Jr., 87, formerly of Fort Smith, stepped into heaven to meet the love of his life, Donna on Monday April 26, 2021. Carroll gave up his life to be with God at Regency Hospital in Springdale, AR. He was born on September 18, 1933 in a community known as Rose Creek atop Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas to William Carroll and Dorothy (Robinson) West. Carroll and Donna moved to Little Rock with $85.00 to begin a life journey of 66 years. Carroll loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing with friends in his Ranger Boat and RV’s across America. Carroll was a District Sales Manager for Acme Brick for 44 years receiving the President’s Award making him #1 in Sales and service over 35 Acme Brick locations. Upon retirement in 1995, Carroll received The Proclamation of Honor at Hardscrabble Country Club, Wednesday January 10, 1996 by C Ray Baker, Mayor, naming this day, Carroll West Day. Carroll was longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith serving his community and church for 50 years. Carroll was blessed to travel internationally. To Carroll, putting God first followed by family was the key to life success. On their 60th wedding anniversary, Carroll planned a trip with their children and spouses to cruise Alaska, which Carroll felt was blessed by God. Carroll felt the legacy of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were his greatest gifts. He was an avid Razorback fan and he loved Destin Florida.
Funeral service is 10:00AM, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with burial one hour prior to the service at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. The service will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube at “Fort Smith First United Methodist Church".
He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Hansen and her husband Tom of Fayetteville, AR; two sons, Stephen West and his wife Debbie of Fayetteville, AR and John West and his wife Carolyn of Springfield, MO; two sisters, Lucille Reed of Cincinnati, OH and Inez Whitehead of North Little Rock, AR; four grandchildren, Rev. Bryce Hansen and his wife Keather of Hesston, KS, Lauren Shelley and her husband James of Fayetteville, AR, Dr. Spencer Hansen and his wife Libby of Mission, KS , Justin West and his wife Ashley of Kilgore TX ; six great grandchildren, Jude and Ezra Hansen, , Kennedy Faye Shelley, Matilda Hansen , Breanna and Brayden West.
Pallbearers are Dean Mangum, Tommy Scott, Tom Hansen, Spencer Hansen, Willie Wikman and Bill Williams.
The family will visit with friends from 5-7Pm, Friday, April 30th at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 N 15th St. Fort Smith, AR 72901.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    Address
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    200 North 15th Street
    FORT SMITH, AR 72901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The service will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube at “Fort Smith First United Methodist Church".
    Officiant
    Reverend Bud Reeves
    Co-Celebrant
    Reverend Janice Sudbrink
    Reverend Bryce Hansen
  • Interment

    Location
    Roselawn Cemetery
    Address
    5403 North O St.
    FORT SMITH, AR ARKANSAS 72904
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    Notes
    Interment will be 9:00 AM Saturday prior to the service.

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Phyllis Taylor

Posted at 03:38pm
My sincere condolences to all the family. Carroll lived a good life with commitment to God and family. Rest In Peace dear cousin.
Phyllis Robertson Taylor
Conway, AR
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George Robertson

Posted at 12:57pm
Carroll Jr. and I were born on the same mount top in Perry County Ark. In a community known as “Round Mountain” part of the upper Rose Creek Valley, some of our parents’ generation referred to the location as “West Town” this is a very rural part of the USA, in fact people today refer to me as the last of the real “Hill Billy’s” which I am immensely proud to be one. Carroll and I were 10 years apart in age and my dad moved our family away for Rose Creek when I was a young age, so we were not raised togeather. We are first cousins on our mothers’ side of the family they were sisters, also my dads’ mother, Elise (West) Robertson was a cousin to Carroll Jr’s dad Carroll Sr., we are related on both side of the family.
I knew Carroll Jr. and Donna from several family reunions that we attended over the years having conversations I knew that these two people were very dedicated to each other and their family and that they were “salt of the earth” Christian folks, it was an honor to have known them … RIP.

Geroge Robertson
Fall City, WA
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The Reid Family - Linda, David, Peggy, & Clara

Posted at 11:53am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Jerri Jenkins

Posted at 09:36am
To the Hansen family: I am so sorry for your loss. Not only was Carroll an awesome man, but he was my friend! He will be missed!
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Myrna Sue Lough

Posted at 07:53pm
Carroll and Donna were special friends I grew to love having met at church. I called them my "pew buddies" as we sat in the same pew for many years. They were such a nice, friendly couple. He always shared his delicious peanut brittle at Christmas which was so wonderfully made. I am so thankful he was able to call me during this pandemic. I will miss him as I have missed Donna these last years. God Bless his family. Myrna Sue Lough
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