William E. “Bill” West

July 21, 1933 ‒ November 14, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: To say that Bill West was a family man would be an understatement. From opening his home when family needed it, to staying at his daughter’s house later in life, when it came down to it, family always came first.

William E. “Bill” West went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, November 14, 2015 in Lexington Court Care Center. He was 82.

He was born July 21, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents William & Mary (Sweeney) West. After he was graduated from Ontario High School with the class of 1951, he served his country in the US Army.

A beautiful young lady named Pearl Volz caught his eye and the pair soon married on Valentine’s Day in 1953.

For 30 years, Bill worked in the transportation industry for Bender Loudon.  He began as a truck driver and advanced to the role of dispatcher. Bill’s success continued as he attained the position of Terminal Manager of Bender Loudon’s Mansfield Branch.

Bill was a man who enjoyed doing many things. He was a skilled wood worker restoring antique furniture and even built his family’s first home. He also enjoyed bowling and playing golf. Bill was an Ohio boy born and raised, so of course he loved his Ohio State Buckeyes sports teams as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Browns.

Bill was a member at First English Lutheran Church and also was a member and past president of the former Central Ohio Traffic Club in Mansfield. A breakfast “addict,” Bill could always be found patronizing many of the local business to enjoy his first meal of the day.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Pearl Volz of Mansfield; sons Ron (Lynn) West of Wooster, Curt (Tina) West of Mansfield, and Doug (Sheri) West of Mansfield; daughter Debbie (Roger) Partlow of Mt. Gilead; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; brother Robert (Donna) West of Johnsville; sister Mary Francis DeVos of Grand Rapids, MI; and numerous nieces nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister Nancy Patton and granddaughter Hannah West.

His family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave., with a funeral service following at 6 p.m. Pastor Andrew Jones will officiate.

Contributions in his memory to MedCentral Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bill’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them –or watch his tribute video– at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Our love and prayers for all of you. Happy to have known Bill and Pearl for so many years and fun times together! Best euchre partner ever!!

  • Bill always made me feel I was a part of his family. Bill was truly a caring and genuine person who I have very fond memories of. Growing up, I was a fixture at the West residence on Graham Road. To Pearl, Doug, Ron, Curt and Deb, I want you to know you are in my prayers & thoughts. God Bless. The entire Weirick Family.

  • Bill’s legacy will live on forever through his wonderful family. And that he knew Jesus as his Savior means he too will live on forever and now is held in Jesus eternal arms. My heart goes out to all his beautiful family and his loving wife and we lift you all in prayer now.

  • To the West Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.God Bless from the Walker Families Alice, Bob & Mattie Walker ,Janie & Tad Thornton ,Vicki & Vaughn Ford

  • To the West family- our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. West. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    Chris & Pam Shaffer

  • You will be missed, Grandpa. Thanks for raising the best dad a girl could ask for. He is an earthly model of our spiritual father, and he earnest seeks God in all he does. I’m thankful to have many great memories with you – my wedding, three kids joining my family (one birth and two adoptions), and lots of Thanksgivings, Christmases, Easters, and many reunions. Grateful to know God promises that one day, He will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain” – He makes all things new.

    The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.


  • Bill West was a true friend. Outgoing, friendly, and most of the time a dry sense of humor, but always Bill.
    To the West family and especially Pearl, my thought are with you at this difficult time.

  • Debbie and roger. I miss you guys so much. Cannot believe bill has passed on. Did not know him long but loved him and pearl. Love you guys. Xxoo.

  • Our hearts go out to all of you at this time. We are never ready to lose a loved one. The gift of memories are what they leave behind to comfort us whenever we need them. Your dear one left you many and you have been so blessed to be part of them. Please know you are in our prayers that God gives you the love and strength you need to get through all the days ahead and know that your never alone! All our love Jerry and Sheryl Roberts

  • Dear Deb & Roger I am so sorry to hear of your daddy’s passing. Wishing you love and comfort during this hard time. God will help get you through
    Love Julie

  • Dear Pearl and family
    Sorry to hear of Bills passing he was always one of my best friends and co-worker. Bill was so good at his job he made me look good. I am unable to be there due to dialysis but you are in our prayer. Ted Wiles and family

  • Dear Deb & Roger
    I am so sorry to hear of your daddy’s passing. Sending much love and comfort during this hard time. God will get you through
    Love Julie

  • Dear Debbie & Roger,

    So sorry to hear about your Fathers passing. He was such a wonderful man and will be missed terribly. Chuck & I will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts.
    Sending much love and comfort during this hard time. God Bless your all.
    Norma & Chuck Hopkins

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember….the good memories will get you through.

  • Our prayers and love to all of you. Loved playing cards with Bill. When you spent time with him you couldn’t help but have a smile on your face.
    Deb and Roger – so very sorry – we love you!
    Bob and Jan

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the West family. The Tribute to Mr. West was most admirable; and Jana, your post was beautiful. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you during this most difficult time.

  • Dear Friends,
    Our families grew up together at Lexington Congregational Church. We had bonfires and scavenger hunts at your house, those were such fun times. I remember when your dad was building your home and how proud he was of each thing he accomplished. My special memories come from when my dad was hurt in car accident and were in the beginning process of building our garage. Your dad, along with others came to build our garage not once, but twice! We were almost finished a huge wind came an blew down all the framing. Next week-end here was your dad starting over again. With that same grin and wonderful carpentry skills. Although we haven’t seen each other for sometime, our love for you in your time of sorrow will span the years . May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace.

  • Pearl, Ron and the rest of the West family. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Growing up at First English Lutheran, your Dad and Mom were always the first smiles you saw when you walked into the door at church on Sunday mornings. Smiles you would never forget! Continue to hold on to the cherished memories of a life always filled with laughter, love, and his family and be comforted by the peace of knowing he is with the Eternal Father in Heaven.

    God Bless

  • Ron & Jana –

    Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. The love of a father & grandfather will stay with you all. Your memories of him will always be there for you and so will his spirit watching over the lives he touched.

  • We are saddened to hear the passing of our friend Bill. Enjoyed working with Bill at noon lunch at First English Lutheran. He was truly a good Christian Man.
    Larry and Cheryl Lantz

  • With deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss, from our family to yours.

    With love,
    Mike & Kristine Volz

  • my heart goes out to your family. may you know that you are thought about and prayed for during this time. in God’s love and peace to you, mitchell