He was a retired employee with RAMCO Corporation, Cameron and a Methodist by faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Ernest W. Richards; a sister, Cora Richards and his first wife, Carol Ann Harris.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 34 years, Virginia C. West; 2 sons, Ralph Harris of California and Larry E. West, Jr. of PA; a daughter, Carley Bogard of Cameron, WV; 3 brothers, Charles L. West of Harrisonburg, VA, Donald L. (Barbara) West of Shadyside, OH, Ernest L. Richards of Cameron, WV; 2 sisters, Bonnie L. (Wilbert) Reynolds of Moundsville, WV, Virginia (Marvin) Anderson of Glen Easton, WV; 4 grandchildren; 2 step-brothers, Jim (Judy) Richards of Idaho, David Richards of Moundsville; 2 step-sisters, Mary Ann (Fred) Miner of Moundsville, Karen (Glenn) Highley of Moundsville and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 2:00- 4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017 with Mr. Mark Fulton officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com