Joseph Ray West, 76, of Parkersburg passed away April 13, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph's Campus.
He was born March 22, 1937, in Spencer, the son of the late Charles Dennis West and Mary Price West. Joe was retired from O'Ames with 31 years of service. He was a member of the 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church where he served as a deacon and an usher. He enjoyed spending time at the farm. "Pop" loved his church, family and friends.
Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beulah Irene Payne West; one son, Greg West of Lewisburg, Tenn.; one daughter, Teresa (Scott) Haverty of Mineral Wells; four grandchildren, Sara Swain, Mike West, Dani Haverty and Kyle Haverty; two great-grandchildren, Skylar and Charlie Swain; seven sisters, Freda Scott of Spencer, Irene Allen of Uniontown, Ohio, Alice Harper of Falling Rock, W.Va., Jewell Boggs of Spencer, Virginia Raines of Mineral Wells, Ruth Ray of Fairplains, W.Va., and Marie Starcher of Morehead, Ky.; and two brothers, Charles Dennis West Jr. of Spencer, and Earl West of Cottageville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Alan West; four brothers, Oshel, Buell, Otis and Dayton West; and one daughter-in-law, Jamie West.
Funeral services for Joe will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor Tim Burch officiating. Burial will follow in the Swank Cemetery in Roane County. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lamberttatman.com