Robert West

Robert Emmitt West

Monday, September 6th, 1926 - Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Robert Emmitt West, 94, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at the Virginia Veterans Care Center, in Roanoke.
He was born on September 6, 1926, in Campbell Co., Va., to the late Fielding Cage and Mary Burton West. Robert proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of Salem Baptist church, where he served as a deacon and a member of the church choir. You could also find him cooking his fellow members a meal from time to time, as he loved his church family. Robert also enjoyed the outdoors, even if only enjoying a swing on the front porch. He was a very humble man and honestly never met a stranger. He could strike up a conversation with just about anyone. He enjoyed ice-cream and was certainly known to tell a good joke on occasion. However, he will be remembered most for the love he had for his family. Especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the light of his life.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 plus years, Gladys West; a son, David Carroll West; and 8 siblings.

Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his son, Robert Lennox West of North Ridgeville, OH; grandson’s, Lennox C. West of North Ridgeville, OH, and Jerry West (Kristi) of Weyers Cave, Va.; great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Hayden West; daughter-in-law, Sharon J. West of Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Funeral services to honor Robert’s life will be conducted on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Everett Kier officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Roanoke, where military honors will be rendered.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the Salem Baptist Church in Roberts memory.

The family would like to express their appreciation of the staff at Virginia Veterans Care Center, for the tremendous love and care given to Robert during his stay.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 11:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Everett Kier
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 |
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020
    Cedar Lawn Burial Park
    Address Not Available
    Roanoke, VA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Mary Jo W. Wiggins

Posted at 06:06pm
So sorry to learn of Mr. West passing. He always sat across from my husband in the dinning room at the VVCC. He was a joy to know.

June Nash

Posted at 08:43pm
Sending prayers to the family. Bob was a wonderful and loving man and was a great father-in-law. I remember spending holidays with the family and enjoying Bob's outstanding cooking. He will be deeply missed.
June W. Nash

Garry Lautenschlager

Posted at 08:29pm
Godspeed to the West family. Spent much time with Lennox and David, playing football in the back yard and with Salem Rescue. Will miss Mr. West and will cherish the memories with him and Mrs. West...

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