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Johnnie Ivan West

Johnnie Ivan West Jr, 58 of rural Holden, Missouri, passed away doing what he loved, farming, on Monday, July 11, 2022.

He was born Sunday, February 2, 1964, in Oxnard, California, to Johnnie Ivan West Sr. and Mary (Spickler) Berry.

After leaving school Johnnie went to work with his father.

He tried his hand at a few other jobs, including the AT&T phone company and truck driving.

In the late 80’s he settled into being a full-time farmer with his dad.

He married his loving wife Melissa (Davis) in March of 2012, and together they made their home in rural Holden.

Johnnie had a natural mechanical talent and enjoyed working on cars and even kept a few around for spare parts.

He will be greatly missed by his family, and especially his dear friends, Jim and Debbie Taylor.

Johnnie leaves behind his wife Melissa, of the home; father, Johnnie Ivan West Sr. of Blairstown, MO; son, Johnnie Ivan West III (Mary) of Florida; 2 sisters, Jenny (Rita) Richardson of Florida & Brenda West of Sedalia, MO; 2 grandchildren, Johnnie Ivan West IV, and Kaylie West.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Spickler) Berry; brother Danny West; and sister Linda West.

Pallbearers include Jim Taylor, Pat Erb, Mike Alvidrez, Jerry VanKirk, and Tad Davis. The family will held a graveside service Monday, July 18, 2022, at the Holden Cemetery with Michael Wakeman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in Lieu Of Flowers.

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