He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, loved to golf, travel, and watch Westerns. He was a retired general manager at Jos. A. Bank.
He is survived by wife, Terri; parents, Manchester and Rosetta West; children, Tamika, Kristen, Nikki, Derek (Jessica), and Rachael; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by grandson, Christopher.
His family will receive friends Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 6 until 8 P.M., at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Friends may also call Friday, March 22, 2013, from 5 until 7 P.M., at Second Baptist Church, 427 Chapman Lane, Elyria. A Memorial service will follow at 7 P.M.