William R. West

June 3, 1929 - November 17, 2014
William R. West

William Ross West, “Pop”, age 85 of Wilmington, NC passed away peacefully November 17, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

He was born on June 3, 1929 in Kinston, NC the son of the late Ross and Eloise Ormond West. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Jean Seymour West, sister, Dot Dausmann and brother, Fred West.

Bill worked most of his life in sales and after retirement owned and operated NC Inspection Center in Wilmington, near the ocean, where he could enjoy his favorite pass time, fishing. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of B.P.O.E. Elks.

Pop enjoyed life very much and loved his family most of all. He always had a glowing smile and a sincere greeting for anyone he met.

He is survived by son, Bill West Jr. and wife, Beverly Lem, of Carolina Beach; daughter, Laurel Lambert and husband David, of Wilmington; sister, Faye Barber, of Greenville, NC; two grandsons, Colton West and Collin Norris; two great granddaughters Na’lia and Jada West; and Godson Craig Husketh and wife Vickie.

Per Pop’s wishes there will be no formal services. A celebration of life with family and friends will be held at a later date.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 20, 2014
    Elizabeth D. Hickmon says:
    Please accept my condolences. Bill was always so pleasant to be around. His smile was a joy to see. I always was glad to see him and Jean at church. He kept my car inspected for many years. He will be missed.

  • November 18, 2014
    Pat Boyd says:
    What a wonderful Uncle! His laugh and smile was one of a kind. Uncle William always made you feel special. I am sorry for your loss Laurel and Bill! Your father will never be forgotten! Sincerely, Pat Boyd

  • November 22, 2014
    Richard Sheriff says:
    Bill: So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I pray you will remember all the wonderful times you had with him and know that it will get better.

  • December 20, 2014
    Betsy Humphries says:
    Remembering Uncle William's marvelous smile and fun-loving spirit! Love to Laurel, Bill and their families, Betsy and Ed