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Raymond Bernard West Jr.

14 September, 193422 September, 2021

WEST, Jr., Raymond Bernard passed on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Hall West, his parents Mildred and Raymond West, Sr., and brother Norman West. He is survived by his children Conde (Robbie) Schwartz, Betty (Ronnie) Epps, Donald “Pete” (Charmaine) West, and John (Lisa) West; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sister Mildred Turner and brother Doug West.

Bernard was a founding member of the Farrington Volunteer Fire Company in Hanover, Virginia where he served many years. He was also a member of the Farrington Ruritan Club. He retired from Stromburg Sheet Metal and as a member of Local Union 100. He was a dedicated father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Anyone that knew him respected him for his honesty and directness. Service will be graveside at Winn's Baptist Church, 12320 Winn's Church Rd., Glen Allen, VA on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10am.

At his request, casual attire is requested. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Farrington Ruritan Scholarship Fund for vocational education, 14195 Hollows Dr., Montpelier, VA 23192.

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 27 September , 2021


Raymond Bernard West Jr.

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Susan Lynch

28 September 2021

My condolences to the family of Mr. West. I was blessed to have known him. Please know you all are in my prayers.

Nelsen Funeral Home

26 September 2021

Nelsen Funeral Home

26 September 2021

Nelsen Funeral Home

26 September 2021


24 September 2021

My sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I understand what a loss this is. Bernard was such a kind man, always wore a smile, and I enjoyed his company very much.

Connie Hall

23 September 2021

I am so glad we had our last visit and time to talk. Wish it was much more. My deepest sympathies to the family. May God bring you comfort & peace. Connie & Rick

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