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David West

July 28, 1932 — June 17, 2021

Mr. Charles David West, age 88, of Murray, KY passed
away June 17, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on July 28, 1932, in Mayfield, KY to the late
Roy Milton West and Mary Margaret Traughber West.
David graduated from Mayfield High School in 1950 and
Murray State University in 1954 with a degree in business.

David's first job was delivering the Louisville Courier Journal
newspaper as a youth. He spent most of his life as an accountant
at the Lockheed-Martin Gaseous Diffusion plant in Paducah. He also
taught at Lowes High School in Graves County, KY. David retired in 1995.

David lived most of his life in Mayfield, KY. He was a tireless advocate
for people with disabilities having served as the Board Chair of the Four
Rivers Behavioral Health board, one of the original founders of the J.U.
Kevil Center, and a leader in the construction of the Willow Apartments
Group Home.

David's first wife, Lu Ann Casey West, passed away in 1995. In December
1998, he married Betsy Whitesell Meade and moved to Fulton, KY. He was an active
member of the Fulton First United Methodist Church and was a member of the
Fulton Rotary Club. During his retirement years he enjoyed becoming a hobby farmer.
David and Betsy traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad.

Survivors include his spouse, Betsy, two children Dr. Milton (Paula) West of
Paducah, KY, John David West of Mayfield, two step-children Rob W. (Susan)
Meade of Redding, CA and Amanda Bell (John) Tossberg of Nashville, TN, his
grandchildren, Benjamin Milton (Cherith) West of Dallas, TX and John Christian
(Anna) West of Pine Mountain, GA. He is also survived two great-grandchildren,
Leyla Sky Crane and Beau Christian West.

In addition to his parents and his first wife he is preceded in death by two
brothers, Robert Lynn West and William Norman West.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, June 23rd at

Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may meet at the cemetery at the hour of service.

Expressions of sympathy should take form of contributions to the Fulton First
United Methodist Church, PO BOX 1386, Fulton, KY 42041 or Murray
First United Methodist Church, 503 Maple Street, Murray, KY 42071.

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