In memory of
Frank H. West
Frank H West of Bedford, VA, formerly of Long Island, NY passed away March 8, 2017. After serving in the Army he married Lois and they raised a daughter and two sons. He was a happy, loving husband and father who was always eager to lend a helping hand. Throughout his life he was passionate about aviation which included owning planes and building radio-controlled model planes. He began a 30 year career with Motorola, which afforded him many opportunities to travel worldwide. HeÂ married his high school sweetheart, Betty, in 1986. They spent 30 happy years together traveling, having new adventures, and visiting old friends. He dedicated his life to Jehovah God in 1991, happily helping those in need. Frank is survived by his sister, Grace Hillenbrand; daughter, Deborah (Dennis) Copenhaver; sons, Michael (Glenda) West, and Kenneth (Cynthia) West. In lieu of flowers his children request you please consider donating to Gideonâ€™s International. Frank is also survived by his step-daughters, Margo Hand, Michelle Pershinsky, Jacalyn (Russell) Mahler, Amanda Erhart, Jessica (Charles) Lein; 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers his step-daughters request you please consider donating to Watchtower at Moneta Kingdom Hall at the address below. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; brother-in-law, Eddie;Â niece, Darlene; son-in-law, Bob Hand; and grandson, Ryan Lein. Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers at English Meadows. Services will be held at 1:00, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Moneta Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5969 Booker T Washington Hwy, (Rt 122), Wirtz, VA. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home and Cremation, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford 540-586-7360.
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