A memorial service for Ronald Wayne West, age 79, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 12:00 PM until the time of service on Friday at Higgins. Private interment will take place in Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Ronald was born on July 23, 1943, in Fayetteville, TN, where he grew up. As a child he loved the outdoors and baseball. Throughout his life all who knew him were entertained by his quick wit and sense of humor. He was married to Dianah LeCroy West. He attended Sanford University, Birmingham, AL. In his early adult life, he was active in Southern Baptist Churches, and he remained loyal to their beliefs and practices throughout his life.
Ron enjoyed two careers. First was in auto parts sales and management with NAPA Auto Parts in several cities including Birmingham, Little Rock, and Miami. His second career was in Nashville, TN where he built a successful real estate business that included a ReMax franchise.
Ron’s love of the outdoors kept him either hunting in the woods, or fishing in the lakes and rivers in his bass boat. In the latter years of his life, he taught himself to cross stitch. He won several best of show and blue ribbons. His work was once featured on a local Nashville TV program. His greatest joys were being Pawpaw to his grandchildren and “that funny man” to other children, and his dog, Daisy.
Ron was predeceased by his parents, Albert West and Dollie Mae Gipson West. His son, Ronald Wayne West, II, his brother Roy Leon West, and sister Betty Moyers.
Left to grieve his passing are his wife of 60 years, Dianah LeCroy West; daughter Amy Elizabeth (Andrew) Elkins, Stafford, VA; grandson, Lieutenant Tory (Karyna) West, US Navy; granddaughters, Brooke Elkins and Hope (Rain) Tavares of Gallatin, TN; great grandsons, Weston Elkins and Stone Tavares; sister Sara Shelton of Fayetteville, TN; and several nieces and nephews and other extended relatives.
Memorial gifts in Ron’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas. 66675-8516, or woundedwarriorproject.org
Sara, I am so sorry for the lost of your brother!
Mr. Ron was an instant, wise friend who will be missed. He was a wonderful neighbor. May God pour out His peace to you all.
Ms Sara I’m so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family
We send our sympathy to Dianah and family. Ron was a great man and well respected.
Sweet Dianah, my thoughts are with you and I understand the hole in your heart. May it be filled with the loving memories of your 60 years together. God’s arms will hold you for now.
So sorry to hear this. Ron was such a kind man. Dianah, my thoughts and prayers with with you and the families. Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Much love to you. Connie
My prayer for you and your family is that God comfort you with His love and bring you peace now and in the days ahead. May the memories you cherish sustain you as you begin this journey without Ron. God Bless you all.
Mr. Ron was a fine man. I always enjoyed when we could talk landscaping. He always admired things looking nice. He was a polite man and I am happy I can call him a friend. Prayers to his sweet wife, sister Sara and all of the rest of his family. My prayers are with you all.
My deepest sympathies to Dianah and all Rons family. I will miss his posts on FB. My prayers go out for Dianah and his entire family.