David W. Westbrook

January 24, 1948July 8, 2018

David Wayne Westbrook of Jackson, TN passed away on July 8th, 2018 at the age of 70 following a long illness. He was born January 24th, 1948 in Martin, TN to the late Herman Ellis, and Lillian Faye Nichols Westbrook of Dresden, TN. David graduated from Dresden High School, Dresden TN in 1966. It was in 1969 when he surrendered to the ministry. David graduated from Union University in 1971 with a degree in Theological Studies. He also attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. When David and his wife Paula first met in 1973, he was pastoring Good Hope Baptist Church in Adamsville, TN, while he was working on his teaching license which obtaining in 1973 after completion at Union University. He did pulpit supply work even after beginning work at Kmart in 1974. In the fall of 1974 he joined K-Mart Corporation and retired in 2004.After his retirement, David also worked for Walgreens from 2004 to 2011. In 2011, David became a faithful caretaker to his elderly parents for the remainder of their lives, and continually ministered to others during the remainder of his life. David married Paula Fussell Westbrook in 1973 and they made their home in Jackson, TN. He is survived by his wife Paula, two children, Allison Westbrook Abbott (Mark) of Spring Texas and Steven Westbrook (Lana) of Jackson and two grandchildren, Mariana Abbott and Ryan Abbott of Spring Texas. David’s hobbies included photography and wood working. He was always interested in the latest computer technology and gadgets. He and Paula enjoyed attending high school football games, band competitions and trips to music festivals. David Wayne Westbrook, 70 of Jackson passed away on July 8, 2018. A visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the North Chapel.


  • He is survived by his wife Paula, two children, Allison Westbrook Abbott (Mark) of Spring Texas and Steven Westbrook (Lana) of Jackson and two grandchildren, Mariana Abbott and Ryan Abbott of Spring Texas.

  • Coy Tilley, Active
  • Robert Roy, Active
  • Larry Fussell, Active
  • Luke Strange, Active
  • Mark Adance, Active
  • Mark Abbott, Active


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018

David W. Westbrook

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Jamie Askew ~barcroft

July 13, 2018

I worked with Mr Westbrook at k mart ! Also his wife was my teacher at south side ! A very loving couple prayers for everyone !

Bonnie & Larry Joe Leathers

July 11, 2018

Larry & David were Kmart co-workers for many years until Larry retired. They became good friends. David always had a smile on his face, and we always shared a laugh when I came to KMART. He will be missed. Prayers for his family. R.I.P David.

Bonnie & Larry Joe Leathers

leone carter

July 10, 2018

to paula , allison, and steven

so sorry to hear of david's passing. i worked with him 30 years. we were just like family.

we spent many hours working and laughing together. i could always depend on him.

may god bless you all with comfort . his work is now done-----may he rest in peace.

leone carter

Carol King Chipman

July 10, 2018

Dear Westbrook Family,

My most sincere condolences to you all in the passing of Mr. Westbrook, I have many fond memories of him. My mother, Delores King, and he worked many years together at K Mart. He and mom were great friends and had many conversations of their faith in God. Steven and I are friends & colleagues. I also had the privilege of having Mrs. Westbrook as my Spanish Teacher at South Side HS many years ago.

May God Bless and hold you in His Hands,
Carol King Chipman

Paul Pugh

July 10, 2018

I was a Pepsi vendor and then later an Rc Cola vendor and had many many interactions with him. Great guy, and so sad to hear of his passing. Truly a pleasure to deal with and know. RIP BROTHER.

Rita McClellan

July 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. We worked together at Kmart for 20 years. He was a wonderful man with a great spirit. He enjoyed joking around with his co-workers and was well respected. May God bless Paula and the family. Prayers for strength.