Mr. William Loyd West, age 77, of Ferguson, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center surrounded by family. Mr. West was born February 21, 1935 in Wilkes County to Arlie Wilson and Irene Nichols West. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, served in the US Air Force from 1953 until 1961 and worked as a subcontractor in Florida from 1968 until 1995. Mr. West was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leon West.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Burchette West; son, William Thomas West, Sr. of Greensboro, daughter, Lynne West McHugh and husband Michael of Weeki Wachee, Florida, son, Robert Wilson West and wife Jan of Dallas, Georgia; brother, Lowell West of Mocksville; sister, Nelda West Miller of Gaithersburg, MD; and five grandchildren, William Thomas West, Jr.,”TJ”, Michael McHugh, Melanie McHugh, Robert McHugh and Max West.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 o’clock Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (the old sanctuary) with Rev. Mike Hamby and Rev. Ken Pardue officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock on Tuesday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to VFW POST 1142, PO Box 357, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 239 Champion/Mt. Pleasant Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. On line condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com