Richard Lee West, 80, a resident of Conway, SC died unexpectedly on October 24, 2020. He was born in Tolleson, AZ on July 19, 1940 to the late Robert and Theda Louis Miller West. He was raised and educated in Arizona. Mr. West served in the United States Army as a paratrooper. In his youth Richard worked as a teamster, then forged a career as a concrete contractor specializing as a contract negotiations from Atlanta to Florida where he reached notoriety as one of the county's most qualified and knowledgeable concrete contractors. Richard was a loving and devoted husband to Marie Purpura West for over 33 years.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie West of Conway, SC, sons Rodney A. West of Conway, SC., Robert K. West of North Carolina, Adam West, Michael West and Ty Bittner of Arizona and daughter Pamela West Price of Conway, SC, brother Gary West of Colorado. He was predeceased by his son Richard Lee West, Jr, brother Steven West and sister Joyce Gillman.
Visitation will be 9am on Thursday October 29, 2020 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. Funeral Service will follow at 10AM. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery Rye Brook, NY
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to support Genitourinary research conducted by Dr. Mark Stein at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Please make checks payable to “the Trustees of Columbia University” and indicate “In memory of Richard West; Dr. Mark Stein Research Fund” and mail to: Columbia University—Gift Systems Attn: Caitlin Sherman P.O. Box 1523 New York, NY 10008
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