Robert West


March 13, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Robert Logan West, 91, Colony, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at Anderson County Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Robert was born Aug. 9, 1921, on a farm in rural Colony, the son of Logan and Gertrude West. He grew up in rural Colony and graduated from Le Roy High School in 1939.
On April 24, 1946, he married Roberta McGhee in a parsonage in Le Roy. After their marriage they moved to their lifelong home in rural Colony where they raised their three children. Robert was a proud serviceman, spending three years in the Army, from 1942 to 1945. Robert also spent most of his life farming before he retired in 1997. During that time he spent many years serving on the Le Roy cooperative board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, with many household pets bringing him joy through the years.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Roberta West of the home; three children, Ronda West, Randall West and his wife, Karon, and Kylie Moon and her husband, Jonathan; six grandchildren, Marilyn Cuch and her husband, Cameron, Eric West and his wife, Shay, Ryan West, Blake West, Brooke Connell and her husband, Kipp, and Piper Moon; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents Logan and Gertrude West, sister Avis Richards and brothers Lawrence and Paul West.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Le Roy.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Le Roy.
Burial will be at Logue Cemetery east of Le Roy.
Memorial choice is Wounded Warrior Project and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
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