Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory

Willie “Hoot” West

( May 21, 1937 - May 09, 2019 )

Willie “Hoot” West, 81, of Caledonia, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS.

Visitation will be Saturday, May  11, 2019, from 5-8 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home Columbus, MS. Funeral service will be Sunday, May 12, 201, at 3 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. West was born May 21, 1937, to Ellie Rhee Reeves West and the late Ruben West. He has served in law enforcement since 1962, starting out as an auxiliary police officer in Columbus, MS, then as a deputy sheriff under Sheriff Penn Taylor, becoming Chief Deputy under M.C. Edwards. Mr. West has served as Lowndes County Constable District 1 for the past 48 years since 1971. He was a founder member and first president of the MS Constable Association.  He loved serving others in the community. Mr. West enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. West is survived by his daughters- Debbie (Billy) Edmondson and Paula Thornton; son- Michael “Mike” (Patricia) West; grandchildren- Christina Lowe,  Garey Edmondson,  Matthew West, T. J. Thornton, Jonathan Thornton; great-grandchildren- Kaelynn Edmondson, Chasity Lowe, Benjamin West, Adalynn Edmondson, Ashley Lowe; mother- Eillie Rhee Reeves West; sisters- Betty Ray and Martha Sue Gwathney; brother- Dean West.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105