Funeral services for Allen West will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 29, 2022, at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, LA with Bro. Shane Duke officiating. Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery in Grayson, LA under the direction of Riser Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, August 28, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Allen Dee West, age 71, was born in Houston, TX on January 31, 1951, to the union of his parents, Calvin West and Dorothy Tassie West, and he passed from this life on August 26, 2022, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe after a long illness. Allen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Whitewright, TX where he was very active in the Methodist men's group. He loved attending church. Before Allen's health started declining he was a "Jack of all trades." He loved building things and could do anything he set his mind to do. Allen loved hunting, traveling, cooking, and having get-togethers with his friends. He was a very patriotic man, with a heart full of kindness, who would help anybody he could. He loved reading, especially his western books. Allen enjoyed his animals, especially his side-kick Roxy, and he loved raising his Texas longhorn cows. Allen served a term as mayor in Writewright, TX and was a dedicated firefighter for over thirty-three years. Allen was a fighter through it all, and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Debbie West. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of twenty-seven years, Peggy Hogg West; son, Ryan West (Ashley); daughters: Felicia Caraway (Jimmy) and Renee Woody (Richard); his sister, Belinda Coss (Dennis); grandchildren: Andrew Giacometto (Kyla), Allison Giacometto (Kevin), Brooke Richardson (Tony), Danielle Bellar (Adam), Meagan Caraway, and Evelyn West; and his great-grandchilden Landon Caraway, and Braxton Richardson is expected in September.
Pallbearers include Howard Hogg, Jr., Kyle McGuffee, Landon White, Austin White, Kevin O'Halloran, and Andrew Giacometto.