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John "JR" Russell West

February 17, 1964 — July 10, 2021

John "JR" Russell West

John “JR” Russell West, age 57, of Meta, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his residence. 

JR was born on February 17, 1964, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Delbert and Mary (Rhoads) West. 

JR was a 1982 graduate of Jefferson City High School.  He attended University of Missouri College in Columbia.

On October 23, 1998, he began dating the love of his life, Jennifer A. Eiken and after 20 year of devotion to each other they were married on October 23, 2019, in Jefferson City.  She survives at their home. 

JR was very adventurous in his work employment there was nothing he could not do. He did construction, bounty hunter, and he went to school to become a veterinarian. 

JR was a very devoted member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Jefferson City.

JR enjoyed printing items on his 3D printers, playing Dungeons and Dragons, working with plants, reading, playing football and wrestling when he was younger, watching different sporting events, listening to music, creating little jingles and most importantly being an excellent husband, father and friend.

JR was passionate about his family, politics and being a man for justice.  He enjoyed the peacefulness of growing up on a farm and spending time in New Mexico.   

In addition to his wife Jennifer, JR is survived by two children, Zachary West (Angel) of Chillicothe and Katie West (Jermie) of Jefferson City; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Jane Eiken of California; a sister-in-law, Maggie Eiken of California; along with many family members, cousins and friends. 

In addition to his parents, JR was preceded in death by an aunt, Beverly Prather.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Jefferson City with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Higbie officiating. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Family of JR West.     

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

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