William Loyd West, 76, of Versailles, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 31, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, a son of Willis and Uldean Palk West.
He served in the United States Navy.
He lived in Kansas City, Kan. most of his life, working with the Salvation Army running the shelter for the homeless, along with many other things for the organization.
In 1985, he moved to Versailles where he worked at the Pioneer Restaurant, and it was there he met his future wife, Joyce.
For 15 years he was employed with the Morgan County R-II School District in Versailles. He later retired from the Department of Corrections after five years of employment.
He was a pilot and enjoyed taking people for rides, inspiring several students to become pilots in the military.
He also enjoyed woodworking, making bird houses and bird feeders and restoring old cars.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years of the home; daughters Lori Reavis of Kansas City, Kan.; Sheri Hoernig and husband Steve of Benton, and Cathy Chadwick of Versailles; son Marvin “Bud” Cooper of Versailles; sisters Linda Appleton of Versailles and Bea Conyers of Kansas City, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Robert and Clyde.
Funeral services are scheduled 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles with the Rev. John Churchill officiating. Interment, with military funeral honors, will be in the Versailles Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements under direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles.