William Ray West
William Ray West
  • November 22, 1929 - January 21, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William Ray West, 87, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. West died Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born in Nelson, Ga., he was a son of the late John Walton and Sadie Fowler West Goodwin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a sergeant during the Korean War. A member of North Trenholm Baptist Church and the American Legion, he retired as General Manager of Southern Table, a furniture manufacturing company.

Surviving are his daughter, Kathryn Parrott of Hopkins; son, John Richard West of Columbia; two grandsons, David West and Matthew West; one granddaughter, Grace West; sister, Doris J. Goodwin (Bob Karcher) of Mobile, Ala.; and a brother, Jack B. West. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Jean Woodruff West; sisters, Sara Jean Maddox, Mary Goodwin Jaynes; and son-in-law, Jackie E. Parrott.

The family wishes to thank all the caregivers that provided care over the last ten years, especially the most recent caregivers, Elizabeth Tyson, Mary Buford, Patrice Harris, Angie Bryant and Angie Greene.

Memorials may be made to North Trenholm Baptist Church, 6515 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206.