OBITUARY

William Chester West Jr.

October 29, 1937July 19, 2018
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William "Bill" Chester West, Jr., 80, of Thomasville, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury.

Bill was born Pittsburg, PA, October 29, 1937, a son of the late William Chester West and Mildred Vaughn West. He served in the United State Marine Corp for twenty-two years at Camp Lejeune, attaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Following his retirement, Bill managed the Speedway station off of Hwy 17 in Jacksonville for several years. He was former member of the Moose Lodge in Greenville, NC. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon M. West.

Surviving are two sons, William C. West III and Michael West and wife Renee; a sister, Pat Gapinski and her daughter, Kristina Miller and her husband Brian; a granddaughter, Olivia West; step-granddaughter, Shana Pittman; step-grandson, Jonathan Pittman and wife Nidia.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Thomasville Funeral Home from 1 until 3 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be made at thomasvillefh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Chester West & Mildred Vaughn West, Parents
  • Sharon M. West, Wife
  • William C. West III, Son
  • Michael West & wife Renee, Son
  • Olivia West, Granddaughter
  • Shana Pittman, Step-granddaughter
  • Jonathan Pittman & wife Nidia, Step-grandson
  • Pat Gapinski, Sister
  • Kristina Miller & husband Brian, Niece
  • DONATIONS

  • Wounded Warriors

Services

  • Gathering of Friends & Family Saturday, August 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

William Chester West Jr.

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ELIZABETH CANNON

July 20, 2018

A good Marine, husband, dad and friend. As Sharon always said, He's Mr Magoo and Winnie the Pooh!

Well, Bill (and Sharon), enjoy yourself! Just think - no worries, no pain, peace and quiet. I still laugh until I almost fall over when recalling the stories of the Roadrunners...who knew they would knock on the door to be fed! So happy you are at home Bill.

Thank you for being you! You guys are a wonderful couple...I have all ideas Sharon is keeping books and Bill, you're standing guard with the rest of our buddies in the USMC.

See you when I get there!

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Biography

William "Bill" Chester West, Jr., 80, of Thomasville, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury.

Bill was born Pittsburg, PA, October 29, 1937, a son of the late William Chester West and Mildred Vaughn West. He served in the United State Marine Corp for twenty-two years at Camp Lejeune, attaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Following his retirement, Bill managed the Speedway station off of Hwy 17 in Jacksonville for several years. He was former member of the Moose Lodge in Greenville, NC. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon M. West.

Surviving are two sons, William C. West III and Michael West and wife Renee; a sister, Pat Gapinski and her daughter, Kristina Miller and her husband Brian; a granddaughter, Olivia West; step-granddaughter, Shana Pittman; step-grandson, Jonathan Pittman and wife Nidia.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Thomasville Funeral Home from 1 until 3 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be made at thomasvillefh.com.