January 1, 1947 – May 3, 2018
Russell Barry West, 71, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home due to complications from surgery in 2016. A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street with Rev. Jeff Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to All About Animals, 101 Riverside Drive, Macon 31201.
Russell was born in Macon to the late Richard Harry and Katherine Lloyd West. He was a graduate of Lanier High School and Georgia College. Russell was a member of the LTB Fraternity. He was the owner/operator of Dixie Military Sales & Associates. Russell loved working on cars, playing golf, riding Harleys, and Bike Week in Daytona. He always stopped to pick up stray dogs and kittens and stopped traffic in Forsyth to pick up a kitten. Russell was of the Methodist faith.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Judy Simmons West; brother, Steve (Lynn) West of Athens; nephews; Stephen West Jr., Matthew West, and Spencer Simmons; nieces, Elizabeth West Duffey of Hendersonville, NC and Hannah Simmons; brother-in-law, Dink (Janie) Simmons; and five great nieces and nephews.
Visit www.snowsmemorialchapel.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.
- Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Judy Simmons West; brother, Steve (Lynn) West of Athens; nephews; Stephen West Jr., Matthew West, and Spencer Simmons; nieces, Elizabeth West Duffey of Hendersonville, NC and Hannah Simmons; brother-in-law, Dink (Janie) Simmons; and five great nieces and nephews.
All About Animals
101 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31201
- Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018
- Celebration of Life Monday, May 7, 2018
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vanette kirkland mckinney
May 5, 2018
Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Russell were always so kind to me when I was around you as a teenager and young adult and I can only imagine how much he will be missed. I have such fond memories of you both, and pray for God's peace for you and all his family and friends.
May 4, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We both thought the world of Russell. Buck enjoyed his friendship and golf outings.
Buck and Sara Penland