William Jennings West

November 14, 1920January 5, 2013

William Jennings West, 92, of Richmond, Virginia. passed away on January 5, 2013. Bill was born on November 14, 1920 in Evington, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mabel Slusher West; a daughter, Ann W. Klipp and her husband, Ronald Klipp, of Richmond; a son, William J. "Jay" West Jr., of Chevy Chase, Md.; a brother, Edgar A. West, of Rocky Mount, Va.; and three grandchildren, Katie and John Klipp and William "Will" J. West III. Mr. West was a graduate of Virginia Tech and received a Master's Degree in Forestry from Duke University. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, having served in the European Theater for three years where he was involved in seven campaigns and received the Bronze Star Medal. He was a charter member of Skipwith United Methodist Church, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and retired after 37½years with the State Department of Taxation. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., and where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Skipwith United Methodist Church, 2211 Skipwith Rd., Richmond, Va. 23294. Online condolences


  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Dee and David Meleski

January 10, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Dede Craig

January 9, 2013

Jay,Mrs West and family,My prayers and thoughts are with the family on the passing of Mr West.

Cathy Bell

January 7, 2013

Oh, dear friends -- my heart aches for you all at the passing of Bill. He was such a pillar in the church; steady and solid. I can still see he and Daddy ushering on Sundays -- even though that has been years. I am thinking of you and regret that I can not be there to pay my respects in person.