OBITUARY: Paul Richard ‘P.R.’ West


Paul Richard “P.R.” West, 78, of Adams, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville.

P.R. was born November 14, 1944, in Robertson County, to the late Pat and Myra Briggs West.

He was a graduate of Greenbrier High School, served in the Tennessee National Guard, and was of the Methodist faith. P.R. retired, as a Captain, from the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office after serving over 45 years in law enforcement.

He served for the Greenbrier Police Department, the Springfield Police Department, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department. Though his years of experience, Captain West received special training in Vice Operations, Domestic Violence, Command Investigation, and in Drug Interdiction and Instruction Development.

P.R. enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, boating, and doing yard work, especially mowing the grass. He was always tinkering with something and never sat around with idle hands.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Billy Joe West and by his sister: Doris Jean Butrum. P.R. is survived by his wife of 43 years: Tammy West of Adams, by his daughters: Kasey West Hempel of Clarksville and Ronda West Keeler of Springfield, by his son: Paul Landon West of Springfield, by his sisters: Carolyn West Wood and Mary West Keith both of Springfield, and by his six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, June 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. Employee’s, past and present, of the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 24th from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made payable to “Friends of the Great Summer Games”, which is a children’s Summer Camp sponsored by the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department. All donations can be sent c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.


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