Sept. 19, 1938 – March 4, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie “J.R.” Westbrook, 82, of Smithdale, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2021, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Smithdale with Brother Russ Stevens, Brother Cletus Moak, Brother Lonnie Case and Brother Phillip Parnell officiating.

He was born to Lawrence Westbrook and Fannye Cupit Westbrook on Sept. 19, 1938, in Smithdale, and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.

A retired pipe fitter, Mr. Westbrook served his country in the National Guard, was a life-long member and deacon of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was also a member of the John A. Quitman Masonic Lodge 0244 of Auburn.

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Sharkey Funeral Home of Summit was in charge of arrangements.

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