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Dennis Ray West

July 14, 1945 — May 17, 2021

Dennis Ray West, 75 of Lamar, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born July 14, 1945 in Sacramento, California to Basil and Almedia "Mickie" Morrow West.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim West.

He attended Lamar High School, class of 1963, where he played basketball and ran track.  He married Darlene Adams West, July 15, 1965 and they had two children, Denene West Holman and William "Bill" West.  He spent 17 years in various Police and Sherriff's Departments, Douglas County Sheriff Deputy, Nevada; Longview Police Department, Texas; Johnson County Sheriff Deputy; Russellville Police Department and Pope County Sheriff Deputy, all in Arkansas.

He was also a building contractor for many years and spent 13 years driving long distance trucking until his retirement.  After his retirement, he would cook breakfast and lunch at Kiddy Kare in Lamar, which was owned by his wife, and was known as  "Pop" to scores of parents and kids that attended Kiddy Kare over the years.  His greatest enjoyment was spent many weekends fishing bass tournaments and puttering around all the local lakes fishing for that big Hawg.   He spent great time making custom spinner baits and custom rods with Arkansas Hawg Caller, that he owned with his son.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years,  Darlene Louise West; his daughter and son-in-law, Ronnie and Denene Holman of Lamar; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Jamie West of Russellville; was "Pop" to three grandchildren, Ashley Holman Pineda Cortez & Poncho Cortez of Clarksville; Brandon and Destiny Holman of Lamar and Baileigh West of Russellville; six great grandchildren, Joseph, Maddie, Jess, Anthony, Brenson, Bradley; sister-in-law, Mary Frances West of Garland, Texas, as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins. 

His memorial service will be 10am, Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Russellville Family Funeral with a reception to follow.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

To honor Dennis' memory, memorials may be made to the Kaleb Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund, at First Security Bank in Clarksville, or mailed to 233 CR 3780, Hagarville, AR 72839.

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