Memorial services will be at First United Methodist Church of Jasper, at noon on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Hope Kitchen.
West was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ferguson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Y.U. West Sr.; sister, Velma West Bishop; brother, Young U. West Jr.; and brothers-in-law, Charles C. Bell and Lattues G. Bishop.
He is survived by his son, Christopher A. Akins; grandchildren, Cliff R. Akins, Nick A. Akins and Secilly L. Akins; great-grandchildren, Skylar S. Akins and Parker G. Akins; sister, Mary Kathleen Bell; sister-in-law, Juanita B. West; nephews, Scott, Eric, Kevin and Shaun West; nieces, Barbara B. Williams, Charlotte B. Owens, Betty B. Wallace and Tina Bell, also many grand-nieces and grand-nephews and great-grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews; and his brothers in Christ, also the Wednesday night men’s group members.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571