Cover photo for Karen Joy West's Obituary
Karen Joy West Profile Photo
1952 Karen 2022

Karen Joy West

January 25, 1952 — January 20, 2022

Karen Joy West, age 69, a resident of Jackson, TN, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home Chapel in Brownsville, TN. Karen was born on January 25, 1952, in Brownsville, TN. She was a lifelong educator in Haywood County Schools and Jackson State Community College. She not only taught her students but tutored many families and friends of all ages. She was a graduate of UT Knoxville and Bethel University. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Jim West of Jackson, TN. She is also survived by her daughter, Tanya Castleman (Joe) of Knoxville, TN and her son, Lance English (Amy) of Martin, TN; her grandchildren, Kendall and Cooper Castleman; her twin sister, Kathryn King of Florida; her brother, John King of Tennessee, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie King and her sister, Sherry King and her brother, Tony King. The family has requested memorials be made to RIFA (Regional Inter-Faith Association) 133 Airways Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301 All arrangements and services are under the direction of the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen Joy West, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Saturday, February 5, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 23

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree