Bob Earl West Sr.

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Bob Earl West Sr.

May 30, 1935 - February 14, 2019

Bob Earl West Sr. Robert Earl "Bob" West Sr., 83, of Kingmont, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Genesis Healthcare Pierpont Center at Fairmont Campus after an extended illness. He was born on May 30, 1935, in Marion County, a son of the late Earl and Clara (Moats) West.

After proudly serving in the United States Army for two years, Bob retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, but mostly, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Bob is survived his son, Robert E. "Rodd" West Jr. and wife Tracy, of Kingmont; three grandchildren, who were the greatest joy of his life: Rachel Thomasine West, and twins Rebecca Colleen West and Robert Allan West, all of Maryland.

He is also survived by sister, Wilma Rote and husband John, of Texas; sisters-in-law: Shirley Kline and husband LeRoy, and Regina Merrifield and husband Tom, all of Fairmont; along with several loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by wife of 58 years, Phyllis Colleen West.

He was also preceded in death by daughter, Robin Colleen West; sisters, Thelma Wyer, Helen Canfield, and Patty Mason; and brothers, Lawrence R. West and Paul R. Richard West.

Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont, on Monday, February 18, 2019, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with services beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Marvin Frankhouser officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

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2 posts

Winter Rigdon
Feb 18, 2019
I had the pleasure of knowing this amazing guy as I worked at Genesis ...he will missed!
Beckie Rennie Fravel
Feb 17, 2019
Several years ago I worked as City Clerk for the City of Pleasant Valley and Bob was my "neighbor". I always felt a little safer working alone knowing Bob and Cody were next door. I very quickly found out that not only Bob was my neighbor but his sister Patty was my neighbor and very dear friend at home on Dayton Street. Over the years I became familiar with the the names of Helen, Thelma and Wilma. My heart is saddened for your loss and I will keep the West family in prayer.
Very Sincerely Beckie