Ernest West

July 30, 1936 ~ July 14, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Ernest West Obituary/Virtual Registration

Ernest West, passed away at the age of 86 on July 14, 2023.  He was born in Roba, Alabama to the parents of George and Anna (Pace) West.  Ernest was drafted to the military at the age of 18 serving in the US Army.  After serving in the military, Ernest relocated to Northwest Indiana where he worked various jobs until obtaining employment at Youngs Town/LTV Steel and retired after 40 years.  

Ernest hobbies were fishing, reading the newspaper daily, and he loved spending time with family.  Ernest was affectionately known as “West”, “Dad”, “Granddaddy”, “Grandpa”, and “Uncle”.  He is survived by his loving wife, Vivian, five children, Douglas West, Freeman West, Roberta-Demples (Troy) Dorsey, Ernest Alonzo West, Jermaine (Maria) West; six grandchildren,  Kevin (Cynthia) Smith, Kayla Smith, Justyce Dorsey, Victoria West, Hannah and Isaac West; 5 great-grandchildren Amari, Noah, Zadaya, Carter and Baby Wunder; one sister, Ella West and special sister-n-law, Winnie West; two step-sisters Juanita Strong and Janet West; a host of Special/Close Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and many friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Anna; 4 brothers Al West, Washington West, Charlie West and James (Jimmie) West. 

                           Humbly submitted….The Family

Acts 24:15

“And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous”.

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July 25, 2023

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July 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Divinity Funeral Home and Cremation Services
3831 Main Street
East Chicago, IN 46312


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