William “Bill” West 69, of Wheeling, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born August 18,1952, to the late Carl “Buck” West and Wanda Imogene West. he grew up in Shadyside, OH and graduated from Shadyside High School.Bill worked at Imperial Glass where he learned the mould making trade. He then worked for Island Mould and Machine for 30+ years. After this he took a teaching position Brooke High School, he received his teaching degree from WV Tech and taught machine tool for 11 years from which he recently retired.
Bill was truly devoted to his wife, family, and friends. He was a happy and loving man, who cared about the happiness and well-being of others.
Surviving are his wife, Debbie (Yahn) West, his son Brian (Michelle) West of York, SC, his daughter Jill West of Wheeling, WV; Two step sons Jason (Emily) Otte of Pasdena, MD and Chad Otte of Morgantown WV; Grandchildren Morgan and Ella West of York, SC, Landon and Ava Namack of Wheeling, WV, Alex and Sebastian “Bash” Otte of Pasadena, MD; one brother Robert West Englewood, FL; his ex-wife and friend Janice West (Gary DeVendra); His cousin and friend Ed West; his long time friends Phil Jablonka and Gary Ammend; and many special friends from Island Mould and Brooke High School.
Family and friends will be received from 12 pm until time of service at 5 pm, Sunday February 6, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.