Obituary for John "Jonny" Lee West

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John "Jonny" Lee West

March 10, 1942 - September 2, 2016

John "Jonny" Lee West, age 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Grandview Health & Rehabilitation Centerin Martinsville. He was a lifelong resident of Morgantown.

Jonny was born March 10, 1942, in Kentucky to the late Chester Lee and Alma Mae (Lancaster) West. He will be missed by his sister Helen J. West-Collier-Roberson of Martinsville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lola A. Wilson.

Jonny worked for Penn Central RailRoad, Bender Lumber Company and as a laborer Carpenter.He was hometown proud and enjoyed socializing with the people of Morgantown and eating Swiss Steak at Kathy's Restaurant.Jonny loved to mushroom hunt, people watch, drink beer and play the casinos and lottery scratch-offs.He never met a stranger and would say hello to all who passed by.

Pastor Robert C. Weimer will conduct aMemorial Service at 4p.m. on Thursday, September 15th at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.Inurnment will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: March 10, 1942
Died: September 2, 2016

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Gale (Miller) Borders posted on 1/1/00

Helen, just read the sad news about Johnny. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.I am unable to attend services due to living in Ga now but know I am with you in spirit my friend. I love you....


Sharon Southern ( Key ) posted on 1/1/00

Helen my heart and thoughts are with you during this sorrow time ... May send Angels to wrap their wings around you and carry you thru ...<3