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Burt West

Burt West, age 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 in Mena.

Burt was born April 7, 1940 in Stockton, Missouri to the late Cleo Burton West, Sr. and the late LaFaune Wallese Pruett West.

He was a truck driver by profession and truly enjoyed tinkering with his trucks as well as his tractors. If you knew Burt, you knew he was a great story teller and a man of all trades. He was a pastor at Anointed Faith Tabernacle in Mena where he loved singing and praising his Lord and Savior. He was a wonderful family man and will be greatly missed.

Mr. West is preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Daniel Mark Grabowski.

He is survived by his wife, Lupe Gallegos; daughters, Vickie Lee West of Tulare, California, Dianna Ratekin of Los Angeles, California, Beverly West Grabowski of Tulare, California, and Marilyn Fisher and husband Jim of Sparks, Nevada; son, Bert West and wife Sandy of Divide, Colorado; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gareth West, Sr. of Hatfield, Arkansas, and David West, Sr. of Woodlake, California; sisters, Katharyne Ellen of Oildale, California, Beverly Hammond of Gentry, Arkansas, and Cheryl Hoffman and husband Hal of Woodlake, California; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members too great to mention.

A memorial service will be Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with George Humphries officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at Exeter Public Cemetery in Exeter, California on May 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

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