James Robert "Bob" West



Sumter, SC …… James Robert “Bob” West, age 83, beloved husband of the 61 years to Doris Evelyn Parker West, died on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Erwin, NC, he was the son of the late Zola E. West and Lillie Whittington West. Mr. West retired from the United States Air Force and later went on to retire from United Insurance of America. He led the choir for many years at Sumter Church of God and was a current member of Bethesda Church of God. He was a faithful Christian and sang with both the Providence and Disciple Quartet. He was an avid gardener, loved softball and playing the harmonica. He was a cancer survivor. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a wonderful “Papa” and will be dearly missed by all.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Ritchie K. West and his wife Kimberly Ann West of Sumter, a sister, Deraline McAllister of Myrtle Beach, SC; seven grandchildren, Nichole C. West and her husband Mike Vigil, Randi K. West, Walker James West, Christopher P. Reardon and his wife Diana, Jordan A. Korb and her husband Bryce, Mallory R. Lovice and her husband Andrew and Ted L. Westmoreland and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sonia D. West, one grandson, Jason H. Robertson and a sister, Doris Lambert.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Bethesda Church of God with Rev. H. Albert Sims officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.