Rev. Sumter West, age 96, of Marion, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Rosehill Retirement Community.
Rev. West was born March 31, 1925 in Spartanburg, SC to the late Sumpter and Maggie Tolleson West. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during WWII. Rev. West pastored several churches in McDowell, Rutherford and Watauga Counties from 1960 until 2004.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Those left behind to cherish Rev. West’s memory are his beloved wife, Florence Black West and three sons, Daniel West (Patricia) of Fuquay Varina, NC, Nick West of Oak Hill, VA and Tony West of Marion, NC.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 am until 11:00 am on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, NC. A funeral service to celebrate Rev. West’s life will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Jimmy Upton officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome and appreciated or those wishing to make a donation in Rev. West’s memory are asked to consider Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 372 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043.
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Hospice of the Carolina Foothills
374 Hudlow Road, Forest City NC 28043