He was born in Macon County, Tennessee on May 4, 1936 to the late Grover Cleveland and Cora Bell West. Besides his parents; siblings, Parnell Green, Idell Bray, Corzell West, Carlos West, G.C. West, Jr., and Paul West, also preceded him in death. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000171 EndHTML:0000003759 StartFragment:0000002538 EndFragment:0000003723 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obits/West.doc
Douglas married the love of his life Bobbie Jean Roberts West on June 25, 1955, sharing fifty-four wonderful years together.
Douglas retired in 1993 from Carrier Corporation after forty years of service. He was a member of United Steel Workers. Douglas loved his cars, he always tried to keep a newer model automobile. In his young life he enjoyed drag racing and watching Nascar races on television. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and all who knew him.
He is survived by; wife of fifty-four years, Bobbie Jean Roberts West, nieces and nephews, Denise Byers, Michael West, Cora Dulin, Barbara Smith, Cle Brown, Roger and wife Annette West, Gene and husband Larry Cole, Dorothy and husband James Deering, Ann and husband Randel Dozier, Dorris and wife Janice Bray, and
Selvaline and husband Joe Bransford, sisters-in-law, Charlotte and husband John Hale, Hester West, and Barbara J. West; also survive.