Warsaw - James Wentworth West was born the youngest of seven children in December of 1938 to the late Noah Wentworth and Lillian Steele Bennett West of Warsaw, NC. He grew up on the farm and played sports in high school and football at Wake Forest College. He also attended Mt. Olive College, and worked a few other jobs before he returned to the farm to build a life for himself and his family. James married Sandra Faye Smith in 1964 and together they had and raised three daughters and enjoyed four grandchildren.
James died Saturday, October 6, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers George Wayne West and John Bennett West, his sisters Doris West Smoke and Elizabeth West Farrior. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Smith West, daughters Deborah West Cooper, Lisa Grace West, and Karen West Shipp and husband Todd; and his four grandchildren Ethan Clark Grimmer and wife Aimee, Patrick Alexander and Mikayla Grace Shipp and Silas Alden Cooper; his sisters Edna Rae West Ryals and Ella Mae West Bason and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for 2 pm on October 11, 2018 with service following at 3 pm. at Community Funeral Home in Warsaw, NC. Burial will follow at the Devotional Gardens. The family will also welcome visitors at the West home following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Baptist Association, 109 North Center Street, Warsaw, NC 28398.