Donald West, 87, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2020.
Visitation for Donald will be held at Howard Funeral Home in Boonville, MO at 1 pm with the celebration of life at 2 pm on December 19, 2020. Burial will follow at the Old Lamine Cemetery.
Donald Eugene West was born in Blackwater, MO on January 29, 1933, the son of Alfred and Marjorie (Wallace) West. After serving as a Sergeant in the US Army, Donald married Doris Hamm of Yates Center, KS, May 24, 1955. Their life together began farming near Erie, KS.
A skilled mechanic and welder, Donald operated a service station/auto repair business with his brother Pat in northwest Georgia and worked as a welder at General Electric in Rome GA and Stock & Thoma in Boonville MO. Later returning to agriculture, Donald was General Manager of Bell Fruit Farm for many years growing and packing apples shipped around the nation and peaches sold locally. Finally, using his skills as an instructor at the Boonslick Area Vocational School.
A devoted Christian man, Donald was instrumental in beginning the Boonville church of Christ. Enjoying making people smile and playing and singing music with his family, his life is an example to all.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Doris, son Lyle, his sister Delores Sears and his brothers Pat West and Doug West. He is survived by his son Bob West (Karen), grandchild Curtis West, daughter Marcy Grammer (David), grandchildren Cassie Kramer, Kyle Harvey, Madison Carroll, Jamison Grammer, Allison Hutcheson and son David West (Jeanette) grandchildren Heather Gauthier, Hillary West, Chantelle Shelley and several great grandchildren. Also, survived by his sisters Shirley Comer, Mary Shaffer, Judy Bell, brothers Jack West, Ralph West and Larry West. As well as several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lamine Church of Christ or the Old Lamine Cemetery in Lamine, Mo. Online condolences may be left at: www.howardfh.com.
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