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Ronald West

May 4, 1948 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 73)


Ronald Nottingham West, 73, husband of Emily Faye West and a resident of Machipongo, VA, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at his residence. A native of Birdsnest, VA, he was the son of the late Robert Burns West and the late Charlotte Nottingham West. He was a retired educator, 25 year member of Northampton Fire and Rescue, taught E.M.T. classes and a proud 50 year member of the United States Coast Guard Auxillary.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his brother, Norwood James “Jimmy” West and his wife, Carol, of Ocean Pines, MD; aunt, Jo West of Birdsnest; niece, Holly T. West; nephew, Brian C. West; and numerous cousins and great nieces and great nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 2:00PM at The Barrier Island Center, 7295 Young St, Machipongo.  Interment will follow in Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Virginia Wesleyan University, John A. Trinder Center for Advancement, Godwin Hall, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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Celebration of Life
October 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Barrier Island Center
7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 23405

Interment following funeral service
October 13, 2021

Red Bank Baptist Church
9202 Seaside Road
Marionville, VA 23408

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