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Mr. Carl Westbrook

Obituary for Mr. Carl Westbrook

July 29, 1934 - March 26, 2018
Crestview, Florida | Age 83

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather


Mr. Carl Westbrook age 83 of Crestview, Florida passed away peacefully with Family by his side Monday March 26, 2018 at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was born in Crestview, Florida to Richard and Lilia (McDonald) Westbrook. He had eight siblings: Robert, John, I. L., Elisha (AJ), James, Sara, Edith, and Louise which preceded him in death. He graduated from Carver Hill School in 1955. Went to the U. S. Navy from 1955-1957 and served on the Far East 7th Fleet. He attended FAMU Barber School in 1958. In 1959 he worked as a barber at the James Williamson Barber Shop. He later opened his own shop in his home. He served as on-call part-time City of Crestview Police Officer from 1960-1964. He became a permanent part-time Police Officer from the efforts of the Negro Civic Club before his fulltime employment with Fairchild Industries 1964 – 1992. His other employment included Custodian at Crestview High School and Executive Maintenance Technician at the Crestview Housing Authority. In 1964 he married Mary Baggett and from that union two children were born, Carl, II and LaTrece Sophia Westbrook. In 1989 he married his current wife Gwendolyn Patricia Harrison Westbrook and became a stepfather to Krystal and Mileya Harrison. Carl gave his life to Christ at an early age and became a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. He served the church in various capacities. He taught Sunday School, attended Bible Study, Prayer Meeting BTU, Vacation Bible School. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1980 and served as Chairperson of the Deacon Board for many years. Carl was a good cook, avid fisherman, loved riding his bicycle, gardening, and spending time with his "Fur Babies" Sadie and Bently. On Monday March 26, 2018, Deacon Westbrook received his inheritance and departed this life to begin his new life. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife: Gwendolyn Patricia Harrison Westbrook, son: Carl (Karen) Westbrook, II, Crestview, FL; daughter: LaTrece Sophia Westbrook, Crestview, FL; step-daughters: Krystal (Dedrick) McDade, Montgomery, AL; Mileya (Marlon) Storey, Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren: Chemere, Ms. Alexandra "The Love of His Life", Kyle, Kiara, Evan, Caleb, Michael, and Marlie,; great-grandchildren: James, JaKhia, Jason, and JaRhia. Aunt: Nellie Smith, Crestview, FL; three aunts in-law: Willie Mae McDonald and Joanna McDonald, Pensacola, FL, Clara Wright, St. Louis, MO; sisters in-law: Janice (Jesse) Bates, Decatur, IL; Dawn (Edward) Pinn Chatham, IL; Martha Hill, Angeline Hill, Hazel Westbrook, Crestview, FL; and a host of nephews, nieces, a special niece Sara Westbrook, God son, Tatum Taylor and other relatives and friends. Military Honors will be rendered at the end of church service.

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Crestview, FL 32536
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