William “Jack” West, 79, died Tuesday morning at Courtyard Healthcare, where he had been a resident for the past year.
He was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Cabin Creek, W. Va., to Ted and Marie (Gilbert) West.
On Aug. 17, 1958, in Pearisburg, Va., he married Lucille (Bradshaw) Payne. She died Sept. 9, 1996. He later married Bertha Evelyn Stover, Oct. 23, 1998, in Beckley, W. Va. She survives.
Also surviving is a son, William “Ted” West, Goshen; two stepdaughters, Orvilla (Michael) Cardoza, Goshen, and Vicky (Mike) Kimberlin, Millersburg; two stepsons, Thomas (Marguerite) Payne, Goshen, and John (Patricia) Payne, Bremen; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two stepsons; James and Franklin Payne; a brother, Jimmy West; and sisters, Nina Connett and Nada Wilfong.
Mr. West has been an area resident since moving here in 1969 from West Virginia. He worked in maintenance at Western Rubber until retirement in 1994. He then worked for Maple City Security.
Jack was an avid musician and loved animals.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where an 11 a.m. Saturday funeral service will be held, with the Rev. Fred Curry of Full Gospel Community Church, New Paris, officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be made to the Elkhart County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.