William E. “Bill” West
July 21, 1933 ‒ November 14, 2015
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