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Van Edward Westbrooks, obituary

Van Edward Westbrooks, 75 of Nashville, Tenn., died Wednesday, May 1, 2013. 

Mr. Westbrooks was born in Perry County, Tenn.on December 23, 1937 and graduated from Perry County High School.  Mr. Westbrooks was an entrepreneur and resident of Williamson and Davidson Counties for over forty-five years.  Mr. Westbrooks has been the proprietor of I-65 Shell in Franklin, Tenn., as well as the owner of Franklin-Brentwood Wrecker Service, Cottons Wrecker Service and his most recent venture, Small Town Pain Lotion Company. Mr. Westbrooks was a currently member of Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tenn.

Mr. Westbrooks was preceded in death by his parents, Dan S. and Lockie H. Westbrooks and his sisters, Evelyn Pedigo and Deborah Chipman, his brother, Howard Westbrooks and two nephews.Mr. Westbrooks is survived by his wife of 20 years, Karen Snoddy Westbrooks of Nashville, Tenn., and his daughter, Angela Westbrooks DeJarnette and her husband, Tom of San Diego, CA and their two children, Sophia and Jack; sisters, Opal DePriest and Kay Floied and Kay’s husband, Tommy, and many dear nieces and nephews; two step-daughters, Cindy Plemons and her children Tayla Finger with husband, Jon and son Tru, David Greer with wife Teri and children, Fletcher, Emerson, Ryder and Riddeck, and Brandy Plemons and her children, Ryder and Mason, as well as Karen’s daughter, Lesli Harding and her husband, Jeff and sons, Parker and Austin, and Karen’s son, Larry Nesbitt and his wife Joni and their daughters, Reesi and Elye, mother-in-law and father-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Snoddy and two beloved cats Harry and Miss. Lindy.

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or Alive Hospice at

Arrangements are by Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Franklin.

Posted on: 5/6/2013


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