Roy L. West

9:36 am | September 28, 2012

FLETCHER, N.C. — Roy Lee West, 84, of Fletcher, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 25, 2012, after a short illness. He has gone to enjoy eternal peace with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Roy was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and born on July 17, 1928 in Fletcher to the late Blank and Mint Fowler West. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roland West and Wade West.

Roy was a hard working dedicated employee of Southern Concrete Materials for 28 years, retiring in 1995. During that time he proudly drove a concrete mixer all over Henderson County. If you have ever visited Roy at home, his driveway is proof that he enjoyed his work and on occasion even brought it home with him.

Roy was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Howard Gap Road, Hendersonville, and enjoyed playing with all the small children and on occasion even sang a tune.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Vina Sams West; five sisters, Willie Mae Hudson, Betty McMinn, Minnie Clayton, Marie Wolfe and Dorothy Roberts; a son, Roy Randall West and his wife, Tammy, of Hendersonville, and their two sons, Jordan and Cainan; a stepson, Michael Lyons and his significant other, Sandra, of Fletcher; and a stepdaughter, Donna Estep and her husband, John, of Stafford, Va., and their two sons, John and Brandon.

A funeral service for Mr. West will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden, N.C., with Rev. Jimmy Justice officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 28, at the funeral home. An online memorial register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, Arden, N.C., (828) 687-3530, is in charge.

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