Donald West


COLLEGEDALE Donald Leroy West, 90, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in a local healthcare center.Born Feb. 7, 1922 in Sanford, Fla., Don was a longtime resident of Collegedale where he graduated from Southern Adventist University in 1949.He was retired from McKee Baking Co. where he served as personnel manager. He was blessed by his life of service to his church and community,Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence West.Survivors include his present wife, Edwina and her family; his son, Don West, Jr. Cleveland, Tenn.; two daughters, Arlene McFarland, Ft. Payne, Ala., and Shirley Wodzenski, Apison, Tenn.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Services will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at McDonald Road Seventh day Adventist Church with Pastor Fred Fuller and Elder Don Gettys officiating. Burial will follow at Collegedale Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the McDonald Road SDA Church, 5440 McDonald Road, McDonald TN 37353 or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.Visit to share words of comfort to the family.The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday at the church one hour prior to the service at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

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