Michael Ray West

September 7, 1952 - December 2, 2023

09/07/1952 - 12/02/2023

Past Services

Friday December 08, 2023
1:00 pm
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV
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A procession, beginning at 1:00pm, will depart from 118 Grant Avenue (Altmeyer Funeral Homes) to Riverview Cemetery on State Route 2.

Michael Ray West, born on September 7, 1952, in New Martinsville, West Virginia, peacefully passed away on December 1, 2023, in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was 71 years old.

Michael dedicated 45 years of his life as a Crusher for Ormet Primary Aluminum Corporation before retiring. His strong work ethic and commitment made him an invaluable member of the company.

Education played a significant role in Michael’s life, and he was a proud graduate of Belmont Technical College. He earned an Associate of Applied Business in Computer Programming, a testament to his determination and love for learning.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Janet Lynn (Rich) West, with whom he shared a deep and lifelong bond. His memory will also be cherished by his son, Adam L. West of New Martinsville, WV, and his daughter, Samantha L. (Brock) Vazquez of Newport News, VA. Additionally, he is survived by his brother, Kenny West, and his sister, Brenda Church, both of New Martinsville, WV. Michael’s grandchildren, Austin and Halle Vazquez, brought immense joy to his life. He was also adored by his niece, Onna (Brian) Ward of South Carolina, Rebecca (Mike) Yates, Alexa (Tyler) Foreman, and Justin (Dallis) Rich.

Michael is now reunited with his parents, Raymond and Wilda (Cross) West, his beloved son, Matthew West, and his brother, Encil West, who preceded him in death. Their memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved them.

A private visitation will be held for the family and then at 1:00p.m., there will be a procession to Riverview Cemetery from Altmeyer Funeral Homes, where final prayers will take place. Procession will begin at 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville WV, 26041.

Michael Ray West will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His hard work, dedication, and the love he showed towards his family will forever be remembered. May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy lives on in the hearts of those he touched.

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Mary Ellen Rich
2 months ago

Dear Janet, Adam, Samantha and Brock,

Mike was a wonderful husband to Janet, father to Adam and Samantha, and son in law to Naomi and Alex. His quiet and humble demeanor was a rare characteristic that set him apart from others. Hold on to all of your wonderful memories of Mike; they can never be taken from you. We will miss him.

Rebecca Rich-Yates
2 months ago

Uncle Mike was an incredible person. He was a man of quiet humility whose actions spoke louder than words ever could. His wealth of knowledge always impressed me. Every conversation with him gave me a chance to learn something new. He was such a kind and patient man, which just seemed to come so naturally. He was not just a great uncle, but also an incredible example of a devoted father, husband, and son-in-law. His absence leaves a void impossible to fill and his warmth and wisdom will be deeply missed.