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Rodney Dean "Red" West

December 13, 1963 — November 29, 2021

Rodney Dean "Red" West

Mr. Rodney Dean “Red” West, 57, of Martin Villa Road, Elberton, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, at his residence following a battle with cancer.

Rodney was born in Bangor, Maine on December 13, 1963, son of the late Alton Starling “Buck” West, Sr. and Cora Mercerdese Hammock West. He worked as a diesel technician for most of his life, and was very talented with his work. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially spending time on his boat at the lake, and most importantly loved being “Dad” and “Pop”

Survivors include his spouse, Lynda Lea Byrd West; children and their spouses: Joshua West and Melissa of Bowman and Alana West Hicks and Christopher of Carnesville; grandson, Brantley Dean West; siblings: Mike West, Steve West, Ardie West, Jerry West, and Judy Chandler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings: Ann, Cheryl, and Alton "Goatman" West, Jr.

A visitation celebrating Rodney’s life will be held on Friday, December 3, from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Berry Funeral Home.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to T.J. & Friends Foundation, PO Box 6161, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Rodney Dean “Red” West.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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