March 12, 1939 – February 22, 2020
Joseph (Joe) West, age 80, of Lynx, Ohio, died Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Eagle Creek Nursing Center is West Union. He was born March 12, 1939 in Marion, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by parents, Gus Joseph West and Alma Irene (Condrey) West; wife, Bonnie Belle (Blevins) West: daughter, Christina Sue West; infant son Matthew David West; brothers: Hoyt and Lee West; sister Peggy Hamilton.
Joe is survived by one son, Joey West of Lynx; three daughters: Brenda (Thayl) Zohner of Orlando, Florida, Carolyne West of Marion, North Carolina, Jo Ann (Troy) Evans of Lynx; seven grandchildren: Daniel Zohner, Brian Zohner, Katie Smejkal, Taylor Turgeon, Joelle Box, Dodge Evans, Annabelle Evans; sister, Linda (William) Howard; eleven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.
Joe’s greatest joys were serving God, his beloved wife, treasured children and family. He enjoyed visiting many churches and was a member of Bethany Ridge Church, near Lynx, until his health declined. After moving to Eagle Creek Nursing Center, he made many new friends. He enjoyed fishing, bluegrass music and humor.
In lieu of flowers or memorial donations, please take a child to church learn about Jesus. The visitation was Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 5 until 8pm at Lafferty Funeral home in West Union. The funeral was Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1 pm at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Brother Kelly McIntosh will officiate. The interment was Thursday at East Liberty Cemetery in Lynx. Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union has servied the family