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May 10, 2014

Robert Eugene West

TERRE HAUTE — Robert Eugene West, 63, of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord and his wife Connie of 42 years. Bob was born May 3, 1951, in Terre Haute, to Emma Lucille Hudson and Claude West Jr. He was employed by International Paper in Terre Haute as a heavy diesel mechanic for over 30 years.

Bob enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially his favorite driver, Tony Stewart. He loved to be outside, and going camping in his fifth-wheel travel trailer. He was very dedicated to his work, but always had time for his family, especially his grandchildren, who were near and dear to his heart.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Connie West; and one brother-in-law, Mike Berkley. He is survived by two sons, Charles Norris and his wife Robyn of Michigan, and Bobby West and his girlfriend Cassie Robinson of Terre Haute; two daughters, Jessica Franco and her husband Salvador, and Paula West and her boyfriend Alex Franco; four brothers, Fred Stranahan and his wife Sally, Claude West and his wife Tonya, Clyde West and his wife Beth, and Paul (Mickey) West and his wife Diane; and two sisters, Melissa Everhart and her husband Mike, and Jeanne Berkley. Bob also is survived by 12 grandchildren; as well as many other nieces, nephews, friends, family and loved ones.

A memorial service to commemorate Bob’s life will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Oak Hill Community Church, 10055 S. State Road 46, Riley, with Pastor Tim Fagg officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would graciously accept contributions to help offset the funeral expenses for Bob. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., in Terre Haute, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.greinerfuneralhome.com

 

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