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Wilburn West, 85
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Wilburn West, 85, a McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native, was born July 29, 1934 and passed away Aug. 13 at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville following a brief illness.

He was the retired owner of West and Gribble Builders, member of Central Church of Christ and son of the late Charlie and Birdie West. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Everett West, sister Doris Beard, grandson Jordan Gribble, and son-in-law Trent Gribble.

Mr. West was married April 27, 1957 to Sara Frances West, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Princess Gribble of McMinnville, Crystal West of Cleveland, and Alecia West of McMinnville, grandson Aaron Gribble of Hendersonville, brother Clyde West of McMinnville, sister and brother-in-law Evon and Jim Davis of McMinnville, sister-in-law Hazel West of McMinnville, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law James Jones of McMinnville, Fred Jones of St. Louis, Mo., Carl and Susie Jones of Bradenton, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at High’s Chapel with Ray Weddington to officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 14, 2019