James West

October 11, 1952 - April 4, 2002
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James E. “Jim” West, 49, of Dover, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2002, at Akron General Medical Center, Akron, following injuries sustained in a February 11 tractor-trailer accident.Born, in Dennison, he is the son of Clara (Myers) West, of New Philadelphia, and the late George West. Jim attended Claymont High S…

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James E. “Jim” West, 49, of Dover, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2002, at Akron General Medical Center, Akron, following injuries sustained in a February 11 tractor-trailer accident.Born, in Dennison, he is the son of Clara (Myers) West, of New Philadelphia, and the late George West. Jim attended Claymont High School, and then joined the U.S. Air Force in 1969 and served in the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver for Bob Morrison and then for Mast Trucking in Millersburg. Prior to that, he worked for Click Burial Vault, where he earned his CB handle “Grave Digger.” Jim was a lifetime member of the New Philadelphia VFW Post # 1445, and a member of the Church of the Living God also in New Philadelphia. He was a lighting specialist for the band Country Fried, and was an avid Jeff Gordon fan. Jim also loved to laugh and had a zest for life.Surviving is his wife Mary Jane (Shahan) West, of the home, whom he married September 17, 1994; brother, Robert A. West of Deland, Florida; niece, Brenda West of Dover; nephew, Robert West, Jr. of Glenwood, Florida; mother and father-in-law, John and Mary Rohn of Baltic; best friend, Donny Beamer; and a spoiled rotten dog, Boomer.He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy West.Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 8, 2002, at 10:30 AM at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, with Pastor Bob Jones officiating and Nelson Miller also speaking. There will be a gathering of family and friends that will follow the service at the Church of the Living God. Calling hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the funeral home. To sign the online guest book and express condolences please visit the funeral home website. Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of the Living God, 1440 5th Street, New Philadelphia, Ohio, 44663.

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Born: October 11, 1952
Died: April 4, 2002

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Rhonda Clark posted on 4/9/02

Big Jim, was a very Nice person. I am sorry for you loss. Our Prayers are with you.

 

Charlanne Farms posted on 4/8/02

To the family and friends of "Big Jim" we would like to extend our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts have been with you since we first heard of the accident the next morning. We will greatly miss "Big Jim" and all he brought to us each week while delivering product. I'm sure someday we will all hear his laugh again.

 

Bonnie (Stein) Swihart posted on 4/7/02

For Mary Jane and family, So sorry to read about your loss, I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers. Sincerely,Bonnie

 

Randy&Marie Rohn posted on 4/7/02

Jim was a wonderful person and a pleasure to have known.

 

Jim and Sarah Yoder posted on 4/7/02

To BIG Jim whose heart was as big as he was and as good a friend as anyone could ask for. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Keep on Truckin. Love YoYo and family

 

EARLENE KENNEDY posted on 4/7/02

mary jane so sorry to hear about your husband. if you need anything please let me know.

 

Jerry Quillen posted on 4/7/02

My deepest condolences..I grew up with the Wests on Eastport Ave. May God be with you all.I have happy memories of our teenage years.

 

robert ondrakyo posted on 4/6/02

One of my best buddies will be missed very much by me know on c.b. by daddy rabbit

 

Linda Raber posted on 4/6/02

Dear Mary Jane and family: This is a good friend of Teresa. I would like to send my condolences to your family. I am sorry to have heard the news about Jim. I guess all we can do, is to look at it that God had a better place for him. And some day we will get to be there too. May God Bless! Linda, Andrea, and Macie Raber

 

Bob Morrison posted on 4/6/02

I am sorry to hear about Jim. I haven't seen Jim in awhile since I moved to Florida but I will never forget his laugh and outlook on life. He was our best driver ever. He will be missed alot.

 

Tammy (Morrison) Keister & Jenny Morrison posted on 4/6/02

I am very sorry to hear about Jim. Jim was our favorite driver and a dear friend. We will miss him dearly. I will never forget his smile and laughter. Our prayers are with you.

 

mr.& mrs. dennis hagey sr. posted on 4/6/02

sorry to hear about jim. are prays are with youl. he was one of the best drivers.

 

Cathy (Ulrich) Swegheimer posted on 4/6/02

MaryJane, I didn't know your husband but I'm sure he was a wonderful person. You have my deepest sympathy. I know how much it hurts to lose a loved one. If you ever need anything, let me know. A friend and former co-worker Cathy (Ulrich) Swegheimer Baltic, Ohio

 

Barry and Amy Welch posted on 4/6/02

Our deepest sympathy. It had been a long time since we've seen "Big Jim". Hard to believe that we'll not hear that laugh of his. You are in our prayers. Bear and Amy

 

ROCKY GERBER posted on 4/5/02

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. I WILL MISS NOT SEEING JIM I DIDN'T SEE HIM AS MUCH LATLEY BUT IT WAS ALWAYS A FEW GOOD LAUGHS WHEN HE WOULD COME TO PICK UP A LOAD OF ICE CREAM.ONE MEMORY I HAVE OF JIM WAS WHEN THEY DRESSED HIM UP AS A WOMAN AT THE MAST PARTY AND HE MADE ME DANCE WITH HIM. GOD BLESS

 

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