Violet Jane West

August 21, 1923July 12, 2018
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Violet Jane West, age 94 of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 12, 2018. She was a faithful member of Ridgeview Baptist Church for over 55 years where she sang in the choir and supported all the church activities. She was well known for her cooking, gardening and canning. She was a seamstress with Wellington Gallery and finished her career with Cleveland Interiors. She was preceded in death by husband of 61 years, Carl Martin West; daughter-in-law, Doris Anne West. Mrs. West is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, David of Boaz, AL, Dennis and Michelle West of Knoxville; grandchildren Shay Mardis (Andy) of Boaz, AL, Martin West (Kim) of Cedartown, GA, Clarissa Bowden (Ian) of Boaz, AL, Andrew West and Shelby West of Knoxville; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; brother, Earl Walker of Knoxville. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road Knoxville. The funeral service will follow with Bro. David McGill officiating. Family and friends will meet Monday at 10:45 AM at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11AM graveside service. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 16, 2018

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Doris Darden

July 16, 2018

Mom (Edna Grigsby) treasured Jane as a friend, loved their conversations and always kept up with the Big Orange schedule together. She always had a big smile on her face and twinkle in her eye. We loved the get -to- gethers with Ralph and Gini West and family and Carl and Jane. Great meals and even more important, the fellowship and love this close family extended to everyone. We didn't find out until on the way to visit Gini for Mom's 92nd birthday but wanted to let Jane's family know that she will be greatly missed by all. Prayers and love sent to her family.
Love and Sympathy,
Doris Darden
Edna Grigsby
Maurice Grigsby

Wilma Monroe

July 15, 2018

We at Ridgeview are so honored to have known such Godly and Wonderful Lady like Ms.Jane and also Carl. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God help you through this difficult time....Lester and Wilma Monroe

MaryLee (Cooke)Vining

July 14, 2018

To the family of this most beautiful Lady:
You most likely do not remember me; however, I want you to know how very kind and loving Jane always treated me in my childhood years. She always lifted my spirits and filled my heart and soul with hope and a true belief that our Heavenly Father would always be with us.
May you now continue to embrace her deep love and grace. She always did care for others. Peace be with you.

Eddie and Linda Overton

July 14, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. We did not find out till after the funeral. Both Eddie and I thought so much of both Jane and Carl. I am sure they are rejoicing together now. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Eddie and Linda

Becky and Larry Shepherd

July 14, 2018

Dennis and David, We loved your mother. She was always so sweet and loving to us. May you experience God's peace and grace during this season of change. She will truly be missed by all. Love to all the family. Becky and Larry