He retired from the US Navy-TDR. He loved traveling and had been in 40 countries on five continents. He also enjoyed white water and canoeing.
He is survived by one brother, Donald (Leona) West of Parkersburg, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Lee West.
There will be no services.
Leavitt Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.LeavittFuneralHome.com