John R. (Bobby) Westbrook

September 10, 1940 ~ January 4, 2020 (age 79)


Bobby Westbrook, 79, Fall Branch, was originally from Egypt, Mississippi.  Bobby passed away at home on January 4, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.  He was a graduate of Mississippi State University.  He served the Alabama Education system for twenty-five years.  Bobby was a retired Lt. Col. in the United States Army Reserves. He also worked as a counselor with the Veterans Upward Bound Program at ETSU. He was an active member of the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Bobby and Beth owned and operated a choose and cut Christmas tree farm in Fall Branch, TN until 2016.


He is survived by his wife, Martha (Beth) Edmonson Westbrook; son-in-law, Tracy Hicks and his two children, son, Douglas Hicks and daughter, Makayla Hicks; stepdaughter, Wendy Clow, her husband, Scott Claw, and Wendy’s two children, son, Jake Robison and daughter, Shelby Robison; stepson, Danny Melton, his wife, Amy Melton and their two children, son, Isaac Melton and daughter, Megan Johnson and her daughters, Kameron and Makenna; his sister, Lucy Landrum and husband, Jimmy Landrum; nephew, Matt Landrum and the daughter of Matt, Abigail Landrum; niece, Jennifer Davis and husband, Sumner, their two children, son, Griffin, and daughter, Addison Davis; and many other beloved family members.

Services were conducted on Monday, January 6, 2020.

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