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John W. ‘Bill’ Vest

February 7, 2014

John W. “Bill” Vest, 93, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko.
John W. “Bill” Vest was born in Stevenson, Ala., to the late Ella Mae Hart and James Horton Vest Sr. He was a farmer and former service station owner and was a member of the Baptist faith. Bill was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during WW II. He was awarded the Silver Star and was a Purple Heart recipient. John William Vest married Mildred Lucille Vaughn Vest on March 13, 1948. She preceded him in death Nov. 25, 1998.
Funeral services are today, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his three daughters: Cindy Vest Reed, Gay Vest Miller, Kay Vest Kisner (Ronnie); one son, Billy D. Vest (Annette) all of West Point; seven grandchildren: Stephanie Reed Stroud (David), Josh Lee Vest (Brandi), Elizabeth Lucille Hamlin, Graham Walker Hamlin, Jr. (Shannon), Mitzi Kay York (Jim), Melanie Powell (Ron, Jr.) and Jody Denney; six great grandchildren; three sisters: Virginia Blankenship Partin of West Point, Christine Henley of West Point, Betty Mooney of Buena Vista, Ark.; one brother, Bobby Vest of Rutherford, Texas. Preceding him in death were Lena Mae Walker, Beulah Easter, James Horton Vest, Jr., Jim Ed Vest and Arthur Brady “Butch” Vest
Pallbearers are Skeeter Smith, David Cox, Bob Lummus, David Stroud, Harry Welch, and David Lummus.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nurses and Staff of the State Veteran’s Home in Koscuisko
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284.
Friends may leave an online condolence at

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