1SGT (Ret) Cecil Raymond West, 88, of Columbus, GA died Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Piedmont Regional Medical Center, Columbus, GA.
Mr. West was born September 16, 1930 in Hillsborough, W. VA, son of the late Solomon West and Lena Withrow West. He served our country in the U. S. Army for 23 years. During his distinguished military career, 1SGT West served both in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After retiring from the U. S. Army, he became an Entrepreneur successfully starting various businesses. He was an active member of VFW Post 665; DAV Chapter 7, F & AM Lodge Mount Hermon, NCOA and the TREA. Cecil will be missed by his family and friends, as he was always welcomed by all whom he met.
Other than his parents, Mr. West was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Maine, two sisters, Lettie McFall and Minnie Vass and a brother, Forrest West.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lucindia Ann Pugh West, Columbus, GA; one daughter, Sandra Dukes, Columbus, GA; one sister, Barbara Pezzanite, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, to include a special granddaughter, Carly Maine, Columbus, GA; a special grandson, Joshua West, Auburn, AL; seventeen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive.