William Carroll WestFayetteville, AR, 1921 - 2021
William Carroll West, Jr., 87, of Fayetteville, 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, Ark.
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 RVs 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 a.m., 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, Ark.; two sons, Stephen West and his wife, Debbie, of Fayetteville, Ark., and John West and his wife, Carolyn, of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Lucille Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Inez Whitehead of North Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren, Rev. Bryce Hansen and his wife, Keather, of Hesston, Kan., Lauren Shelley and her husband. James. of Fayetteville, Ark., Dr. Spencer Hansen and his wife, Libby, of Mission, Kan., Justin West and his wife, Ashley of Kilgore, Texas; 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 5-7 p.m., 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, Ark. 72901. Online tributes may be made at www.ockerputmanfuneralhome.com
Published April 29, 2021
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