Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


James Howard Westerfield

June 1, 1937June 28, 2019

James Howard Westerfield, 82, of Davenport, Iowa, died Friday, June 28th, 2019 at Bettendorf Health Care. Services in celebration of his life will be held at 11 AM Friday, July 5th at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport. Online condolences may be expressed to the Westerfield family by visiting www.WeertsFH.com.

Mr. Westerfield was born in 1937 in Preston, MS to Cody and Chearty Westerfield. He married Ruth Jones in 1961 in Davenport. His employment spanned Bishops Cafeteria, Warren L. Langwith auto dealership and John Deere. In addition to spending time with family and friends, he enjoyed working on cars, fishing, cooking, listening to blues and watching westerns.

Survivors include his sons Jeffrey Westerfield, James “Karl” (Doris) Westerfield, Jerry (Denise) Westerfield and Charles Taylor; sisters Verial Rush of Davenport, Katherine Tot of St. Louis, MO, and Shirley Craig of Rock Island, IL; 13 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Georgia and a son Fred Taylor.

Condolences may be expressed to the Westerfield family by visiting www.WeertsFH.com.


  • Cody Westerfield, Father
  • Chearity Westerfield, Mother
  • Jeffrey Westerfield, Son
  • James "Karl" (Doris) Westerfield, Son
  • Jerry (Denise) Westerfield, Son
  • Charles Westerfield, Son
  • Fred Taylor, Son
  • Verial Rush, Sister
  • Katherine Tot, Sister
  • Shirley Criag, Sister
  • Georgia Westerfield, Sister
  • 13 Grandchildren
    Host of Great-Grandchildren

  • Ontario Rush, Pallbearer
  • Collin Rush, Pallbearer
  • Dailon Rush, Pallbearer
  • Erien Rush, Pallbearer
  • Marcelus Rush, Pallbearer
  • Michael Westerfield Jr., Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service Weerts Funeral Home Friday, July 5, 2019


James Howard Westerfield

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Jneal Smith

July 6, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my 1st cousin, there are plenty of great memories! It was refreshing to visit with his sons! Big West will be truly missed!!