James Leroy West, 84, of Latty, Ohio passed away at 4:50 a.m., Friday at Vancrest of Payne.
He was born on March 3, 1938, in Van Wert the son of the late Gerald and Emma (Thompson) West. He was married to the former Janice Louth who preceded him in death on August 20, 2006.
Family survivors include his children, Kenny (Beth) West of Bluffton, Indiana, Rebecca (Adam) Missler of Convoy, Pamela (Kelly) Anthony of Van Wert, James West, Jr., of Lake City, Pennsylvania, Andrew (Bonnie) West of Latty, Matthew (Amy) West of Van Wert, and Anthony (Jennifer) West of Middle Point and Jodi (Dennis) Parsons; 22 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jane West Miller McGill of Kokomo, Indiana.
Jim was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy D. West; a sister Janis; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Ann Hutchison West.
Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He had worked at Fruehauf Trailers in Delphos and Reilley Trucking in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a member of Hope Lodge #214, F.& A.M., Delphos and the Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2022, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Oliver officiating. Calling hours are 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. prior to the service on Friday. Military rites will be conducted by the combined honor guard of the American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Van Wert.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com, Tribute Wall.