Eugene Westbrook, 66, of
Douglasville, Ga., peacefully made his transition to be with the
Lord on Friday, April 3, 2009,
at Wells Community Hospice Hospital in Austin, Ga. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at First Baptist Church
on Corona Avenue in Jasper with burial in Gay Reed Cemetery. The Rev. Alonzo Harper will officiate.
Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Faith Chapel Funeral Home will direct.
He was born January 30, 1943 to the late John and Savannah Henley Westbrook of Aldridge. He graduated from Tuskegee University in 1965
with a degree in business administration and finance. From there he accepted his commission in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer,
later to command troops during the Vietnam Conflict. His career took him to become a manager at Shell Oil Refinery and later he retired
as a manager at Cracker Barrel. His love was raising fish, grilling, and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Deloris Curry and Cherri Boone; and brothers, Fred Westbrook and Joe Westbrook.
He is survived by his daughters, Nickole Williams and her husband, John of Overland Park, Kan. and Kimberly Westbrook Robinson
and her husband Steve of Douglasville, Ga.; former wife, Barbara Coleman; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9680
Daily Mountain Eagle
Photo of Eugene Westbrook in Vietnam from Bud Roach
Photo of Eugene Westbrook post-Vietnam from the Charlie Company website
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