In Remembrance Of

Jerry West

Jerry West, 85, of Smithville, MO passed away, July 5, 2024.

He was born on September 12, 1938 to John Charles and Opal Grace (Waters) West near Edgerton, MO. Jerry graduated from Gower High School.

On August 22, 1981 he married Jane Moore. After their marriage they lived in Trimble and made their home in Smithville. His wife, Jane, preceded him in death on April 24, 2021.

Jerry worked for T.L. Wilkerson Farms and retired from Farmland after 30 plus years.

He was a member of the Trimble Baptist Church. Jerry enjoyed cruising the streets, playing cards, bingo, and was a sports fanatic. When he was younger, he was a member of the Dearborn Saddle Club and enjoyed horse shows and riding. Jerry loved being around people.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Karen West.

Jerry is survived by his children Barbara Lamb and Keith (Jude) Bruce; grandchildren Calen (Heather) Lamb, Allison Lamb, Kellie (Terry) Scoggins, Dennis Oberfoell, Nick Oberfoell and Elyse Oberfoell; great-grandchildren Rylee, Gunnar, Eli, MaKenna, Brynlee, Tre, and Karson; siblings, Charlie West, Larry West, Pete (Nancy) West, Kay (Ron) Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Donations may be made to Hebron Cemetery.

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Service Details

Memorial Service

11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville


10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville

Comments & condolences


  • Steve Schuster

    Jerry was a close friend of mine when I was in high school. We like someone mentioned loved to drive the streets after football games and weekends! Go to dances in other towns and listen to the bands. I didn’t have a car at that time so Jerry drove his, I think was a red 66 or 67 Ford which had a 3 on the tree, he loved that old car. Jerry an I had a lot of fun a memories together!!! 🙏 Prayers to all the Families. R.I.P. Brother. Till We Meet Again!

  • Jim Miller

    Heck of a nice guy. He always greeted me with a smile. never had a unkind word about anyone else. He was a joy to be around. Best wishes to all his family and friends. He will be missed

  • Stacey (Farr) Sandoval

    So sorry for your loss. My Dad (Bob Farr) always talked highly of Jerry in their Farmland days.

  • Gina Morris

    I have such fond memories of Jerry and Jane when I stayed occasional weekends with my grandparents Ruthanna and Toad. Saturday nights were spent playing Pitch for hours. Jerry and Jane were always so kind to me, when I was often the only “kid” there. Jerry was a good man!

  • Helen Crawford

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing …always enjoyed visiting with him … may God’s grace give you all strength ❤️

  • Kris ward

    So sorry for you loss. Prayers to the family.

  • Karla Barnes

    I will miss Jerry so much. I would enjoy dinner every Monday night at the American Legion where we would sit at the same table. He would save stanley and I our seats! He was a friendly kind hearted soul. Fly high my friend 🧡

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