Henry Keith West passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Born July 30, 1950, Keith was a special person to all who knew him. Kind and giving, sometimes to a fault, Keith loved family and friends unconditionally, and spent a good bit of time reaching out to let them know.
Keith was born in Clinton, NC. He spent most of his life living and working in Fayetteville with Sears and McDonald Lumber Company. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. In recent years, Keith was a resident of Dunn and, for most of that time, lived in the Chelsea Apartment neighborhood for older adults where he had many friends who cared deeply for him. Keith was known for his generosity and lent his help to anyone who asked. He was very capable with his hands and could lead the way in repairs whether be it automotive, electrical or industrial.
Over the past three years, Keith had been through several procedures to clear his arteries, increase circulation and repair torn retinas in both eyes. His poor circulation led to a partial foot amputation which he was really close to having fully healed. Keith was working on being fully restored and was looking forward spending time driving his beloved Camaro to visit family, friends and the ocean that he’d missed so much during this period of infirmity.
Keith was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Lea, and his parents, Henry and Maggie West, of Fayetteville, who he loved and missed so dearly. Keith is survived by a brother, Steve West and his wife, Joan of Mississippi, and a sister, Mary Beth Phillips and her husband, Bill, both of Browns Summit, NC. He is also survived by nephews Will Phillips of Tampa, FL and Jonathan West, of Knoxville, TN, as well as two nieces, Maggie Phillips of Austin, TX, and Kelsey West of Knoxville, TN. In addition, there are many cousins with whom Keith had stayed in touch over the years. He cared deeply about family.
There will be a graveside service at 11 AM, Friday June 26th. In light of the recent restirctions due to the Corona Virus , the family understands if you not able to join them. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. The family will be observing social distancing rules and wearing masks to protect attendees.
Memorial Donations may be made to: American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Dr., #100 Morrisville, N.C. 27560, or: Salem United Methodist Church, 3947 Dunn Road, Eastover, N.C. 28312 or Hopewell U. M. Church, 4641 Church Road, Newton Grove, N.C. 28366.
Online condolences may be made at: www.westanddunn.com
Services have been entrusted to West & Dunn Funeral Home, Newton Grove, North Carolina.
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