American Veteran 04

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 at a later date with interment in Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted at time of service or memorials may be made to Virginia Wesleyan University, John A. Trinder Center for Advancement, Godwin Hall, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Ronald

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Doughty Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Ronald West
© 2021 Doughty Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy