Funeral services for Albert Leslie West, 86, will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, Texas, with Dr. Eddie Chennault and Rev. Joe Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Callisburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Meador Funeral Home.
The LORD called Leslie to his heavenly home on August 17, 2018, where he was greeted by his beloved wife, Evelyn West of 65 years, who passed away January, 2018. He was born at Plains, Texas, February 28, 1932 to James and Eula Mae (Bell) West.
Leslie married Evelyn Marie Rhoades on August 16, 1952, in Gainesville, Texas. They made their home in Callisburg, Texas, where he retired from Kimball Oil Co. He played with the Cross Timber Boys Bluegrass Band. His hobbies were playing his guitar, camping, riding horses, and being with family. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Gainesville, Texas.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, as an artillery mechanic.
Survivors include his son Ronald West of Callisburg, Texas; daughters Sheila Dugger and husband Richard of Marietta, Oklahoma, Vickie Peyrot and husband Ezelle of Callisburg, Texas, Bonita Overbey and husband Bobby of Sherman, Texas; eight grandchildren; Rachel Harrelson and husband Randy, Daniel Dugger and wife April, Angela Peyrot, Waylon Peyrot and wife Nina, Joshua Peyrot, Bobby Overbey Jr. and wife Katie, Charles Overbey and wife Christina and William Overbey. Nine great-grandchildren; Brother Louis West of New Braunfels, Texas, Sister Lavern Brown of Denton, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by their son Waylon Doyle West, parents, brothers, Wayne West, Weldon West, Leroy West, Marvin West and sisters, Opal Hobbs, Faye Harendt, and Lucille Harendt.
Pallbearers: Waylon Peyrot, Joshua Peyrot, Daniel Dugger, Bobby Overbey Jr., Charles Overbey, William Overbey and Randy Harrelson.