Robert F. West

September 16, 1917 - July 27, 2004

09/16/1917 - 07/27/2004

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday July 29, 2004
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday July 30, 2004
Palmer Cemetery
Proctor, WV 26055
304-455-2277 Lo | Directions
Service
Friday July 30, 2004
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Visitation
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

West, Robert F., 86, of Moundsville, WV died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. He was born September 16, 1917 in Moundsville, WV a son of the late Fred and Dolly M. DeNoon West. He was a retired employee of 36 years with Wheeling-Pitt Steel; a member of the Cornerstone Church of God, 1st and Poplar Ave., Moundsville and a US Navy veteran of WW II. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred I. Palmer West, two brothers, Melvin W. and Everett L. West; a sister, Gretta I. Wright and 2 sons-in-law, Ronald F. Braden and Rex L.Marling. Surviving are two sons, Robert F. West, Jr. and his wife Doris L. of Shadyside, Ohio and Wayne L. West and his wife Katherine A.of Moundsville; two daughters, Shirley A. Marling of Glen Easton and Nila J. Braden of Moundsville; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville where services will be held at 11 am Friday, July 30, 2004 with the Rev. Ronald Wilfong officiating. Interment in Palmer Cemetery, Proctor, WV.

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Michael West
7 years ago

My Great Uncle Robert was more than a great uncle to me. He was a great man. He led by example and never harbored a bad thought towards anybody. He served his country honorably and raised one of the most caring and loving families in the world.

I get teary eyed when I think back on all the wonderful times I spent visiting Aunt Mildred and Uncle Robert’s house. He taught me how to play pool, and win a game or two of Aggravation. He even let me learn how to drive his tractor every once in a while…if the grass needed cutting. Great times and memories…I could go on and on.

I owe my career in the Air Force to Uncle Robert and Ronald Braden. I often sat with them on the front porch and heard the great stories of military life so much that they accidentaly talked me into seeing a recruiter…17 years later, I still thank them for talking me into joining.

Uncle Robert is in a better place now. He did the work of god all of his life and now he is free to walk with Jesus, free from the pains an 86 year old body so graciously endured.

I will miss my Great Uncle Robert, but he will always be with me in my great memories of him.