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Memories & Candles

“Wes was a class act! I still have his album. We had the best time on the road together. I just learned from Keith Thurman that he had passed. Too...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Karin Lloyd - Branson, MO

“Wesley was a great friend. We had a lot of fun at Shephard of the Hills. I will always remember helping you with your video Face Down In The Snow....Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Tammie Barnett Jager - cherryvale, KS

“So very sorry to hear of Wes passing he was a huge influence on my life ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Laura Nygaard - Springfield, MO

“Wes was my best friend for over thirty years. He was more like family to me than any one person I have ever known. He was funny and quick and a...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Monte - Bentonvill, AR - Friend

“I haven't heard from my buddy and looked him up today on the internet. Now I understand why. Wesley and I worked with Don Williams for years and I...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Norman Harris - Land O Lakes, FL

“Wesley, my memories of you and your family will always be good ones. Your Grandpa Bolder was my school bus driver and your Grandma Ann was my Sunday...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Carol Stevens - Springfield, MO

“Wesley was such a special friend to me. Anytime I needed sound advice, I could call him up and he'd tell me what he thought. He shared his...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Brian Alexander - Big Reedy, KY

“Dear Debra,Rebecca, Joe & girls, Brother & Sisters.We love & are Praying for you! RIP John 3 :16 Love Uncle Jim & Aunt Billie Probst ”
8 of 31 | Posted by: John Wesley Probst - Doniphan, DE

“My wife and I met Wesley when we worked at Diamond Coach. We drove to gather on Reba's tour in 2008. I will miss him. "GOD BLESS YOU ALL" ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Thomas Denman - Dover, TN

“I will miss Wes laugh and the talks we had and always be indebted to him and Debra for the hospitality shown to me. He was a true friend ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Redding - Conroe, TX

“Wes was a GOOD man worked with him on tour. GOD Bless ALL concerned RIP Brother ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: Panhead Phil - Nashville, TN

“Dad, I am going to miss you SO incredibly much but am so glad that you had your last prayers answered! I will miss talking to you everyday and I may...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Rebecca (Probst) Bollinger - AR

“Wesley you will be missed by me very much just wish i could have made it back there so you and deb could have taken me to graceland and you could...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: liz staples - linden, CA

“So sorry to hear of Wes' passing. We had such good times in the old cabin in Branson, singing, writing songs, chasing that neon rainbow.... He was...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Raymond E Warren - Saint Louis, MO

“I have so many memories of Wes but what stands out the most to me was the love he had for his family. I wanted to share this memorial phrase with...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Amy Fox - Lancaster, PA - Friend

“TO WES' FAMILY, I FEEL LIKE I KNOW WES AND DEBBIE. THOUGH I NEVER MET YOU PERSONALLY, MY DAUGHTER MARY MCKNIGHT HAS TALKED OFTEN OF YOU FOLKS. DEBBIE...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: DOLLY FRENCH - MARION, OH

“I will miss you my friend, many happy memories in my life were because of you. Weve shared many miles together & I learned from your abilities &...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Allen Funderburk - Lebanon, TN

“I met wes about one year ago thru my friend mike Kennedy. I asked wes where you from. He said a small town in Missouri. I said me also. We where from...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: keith peters - doniphan, MO

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19 of 31 | Posted by: keith peters - Doniphan, MO

“Wes often called and talked for hours at a time to share information about bus life (and more) as he traveled with his McKnight guitar. He stayed in...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Tim and Mary McKnight - Morral, OH

“I always enjoyed traveling with Wesley. We were friends and only live a few miles apart. He was quiet and always had a smile. we rode many miles...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Keith Kidd - Dickson, TN

“My thoughts and prayers for your family, you will most certainly be missed by many. I shall never forget our frienship and wonderfull time spent...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Manuel - Trenton, MO

“I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will always cherish the great memories. ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Christie M - Boca raton, FL

“We remember. Wes as a young boy visiting our son while they were in school . Wes was always willing to help do what ever needed done. He will be...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: gene and sharlene wyant - trenton, MO

“I am truly sorry, I didn't know he was sick, he was a great man an I was so blessed to know him, we will all miss him ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Mike Murphy - Gatlinburg, TN

“Wes was my friend from high school way back in the Trenton MO days. I will always remember him as one of the nicest, kindest, best-natured...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Ken Garten - Blue Springs, MO

“Wes, I would love to write memories and smiles, these we all have. The quite giant that never treated anyone fairly, t he kindest of hearts and a...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Sandy Gomel - Trenton

“To my Probst family Wes was such a special man, so talented, with such a warm yet lively and dynamic personality! He lived big and he loved big!! If...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Sue Chenoweth - Trenton, MO

“Our sincerely sympathy to Wes' family. Wes was such a kind and gentle man, so much like his father in temperament and attitude. He will leave sweet...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Marilyn Probst Long - Urbandale, IA

“Wesley was a humble, professional driver. A pleasure to be around. We are proud that he worked for us and even more proud we could call him our...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Jennifer George, Nitetrain Coach - TN

“It was my pleasure to have met and become friends with Wesley, my next door neighbor. Our frequent casual meetings always left me admiring Wesley for...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Ronnie Kliewer - TN


John Wesley Probst, age 53, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his residence in Cumberland Furnace, TN. Wesley was born March 16, 1960 to John Franklin and Margaret Ann Probst. He was an avid songwriter and member of the bluegrass community. For many years he performed in the Branson, Missouri area both at Silver Dollar City and at the Shepherd of the Hills. After moving to Nashville he formed the bluegrass band the Overall Brothers and he also worked as a bus driver for many country music stars. He was a friend to everyone. In the last few years of his life whenever he'd meet someone new he'd witness to them by telling them his name, John and the date of his birth 3:16. He was truly one-of-a-kind. Wesley leaves behind his wife, Debra Adams-Probst, of Cumberland Furnace; Daughter, Rebecca Laurel and son-in-law Joseph and two granddaughters, Savvanah Elisabeth and Charlotte Anne Bollinger of Bella Vista, AR; step-daughter, Amber Rose Applegate of Stockton, CA; step-son Justin Applegate of Stockton, CA; brother, Jacob, Kara and Zachary Probst of Ellington, Connecticut; sister, Rose Probst of Trenton, MO and sister Nichole and Eric Moffitt of Springfield, MO. Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.

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