Ronald M West

August 18, 1945 - May 29, 2015

08/18/1945 - 05/29/2015

Ronald “Ronnie” Marvin West, age 69, of Chesapeake, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015. He was born on August 18, 1945 to Walter M. and Nancy Sale West in Richmond, VA.

He is survived by his loving wife Sherry L. formerly Crum; children Tammy Troy Clark, Sherri Rusty Via, and Geoffrey Jennifer Wilson; grandchildren Gary Cassie Jaffe, Josh Honeycutt, Cara Via; and great-grandson Andrew Christopher Jaffe. Ronnie is further survived by his stepmother Rachel; aunt Ann West; and siblings Wilson Butler, David Wrenn, Debbie Butler, Sharon Hall, and Val John McBee ; brother-in law Joseph Kim Crum and sister-in-law Betty Roger Rupe. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle James Elroy West and stepfather George Wrenn.

Ronnie was a member of the Owens Lodge No. 164 A.F.&A.M. and the Khedive Shriners of Chesapeake.
Memorial Services for Ronnie will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel 929 Battlefield Blvd S at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ronnie’s name may be made to Chesapeake Fire and Rescue or the Catholic Club of Portsmouth’s Scholarship Fund.

Special thanks to the Chesapeake EMS and Fire Department staffs for the care and concern shown to Ronnie.

Ronnie cherished his family and friends, fostering meaningful and memorable relationships with those around him. He will be dearly missed.

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Tammy West Clark
8 years ago

Daddy had a special place in so many hearts.I have so many great memories to carry with me through this time of grief.My love for him is never-ending.His strength was what brought him through so much.I love you Daddy and I will carry you with me forever.Our angel is with you as I promised._üòá

Raymond Sale
8 years ago

I have fond memories of the days when

Ronnie was born. His Mom and Dad lived with us when they were getting established. We saw a lot of each other until I went into the Army, but after not so much.Ronnie was always close with family and I will always think of him as a “brother”

Troy Clark
8 years ago

Love you Ronnie! THATS RIGHT!

Bruce Chapman
8 years ago

Mrs. West & Family,

May God keep you in perfect peace and comfort you and yours during this difficult time. Remember Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal. Be blessed.

Bobby Crane
8 years ago

Ms. Sherry

So sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace during this time.

Alvin W Anderson Jr
8 years ago

Sherry and Family my prayers are with you may the Lord give you grace and comfort during this time of great loss, the blessed hope of Christ gives us peace in knowing that one day we will see our loved one again. Andy/Kathleen/Katrina/Shantae

Maggie Magruder
8 years ago

Sherry I am sending you much love in hopes it will help you during this time of sorrow. I know how hard this loss is. Please let your comfort be knowing he is really OK and is in a better place and you will meet again. Love you, Maggie

Pete Gilbert
8 years ago

Sherry I want you to know that you are in Mona and my prayers. I hope God places his hand on you to guide you these tough times. If there is anything we can do to make this easier for you please just ask. We all love you, I know you will be ok, there is no one stronger that I know of. You have been a rock for so long for everyone else, let us be there for you. We love you Miss Sherrie!

Valerie D. Scott
8 years ago


Sometimes the hurt is just too large for words. My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family. God is able and will see you through.

David Kidd
8 years ago

Sherry, I’m so sorry that we have lost a great person who was always a friend to everyone. Ronnie was a man who knew no strangers. I always enjoyed our conversations and his wit. I’ll always love you guys. Great friends are hard to find.

Linda Carter Pilkington
8 years ago

Sherry&Family–Sorry to read of your husband’s passing.Praying God’s peace and blessings will be with all of you during this difficult time.-Much Love,Linda

sandra littel
8 years ago

When I think of Ronnie, I see his smile and hear his laugh. He always made me feel like family. I loved hearing him talk about life, as if he knew something the rest of us didn’t. He sure loved his family. I will miss him!