William H. West

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

Funeral services for William H. West, 88, of
Prairieville, will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville, with Rev. William Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday,
August 25, 2016, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
William, the son of Dick and Edna Andrews West, was born on February 13, 1928, in Hornbeck. He passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2016, in Prairieville.
Mr. West graduated from Leesville High School and went on to receive a degree in Biology from NSUCA. He served in the United States Army and worked with the 28th Infantry Division as a Medic Instructor.
He retired from Vernon Parish
School Board, where he served as principal, coach and science teacher. He also taught at Northwestern State University in the field of Nursing.
Mr. West served two terms as a State Representative. He was a former member of the Leesville
Masonic Lodge and served as Master in 1976. In 1973 he was ordained as deacon at First Baptist Church in Leesville and was a deacon and teacher at Westside Baptist Church for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sammie West of
Prairieville; son, Leonard and wife Andre’ West of South Carolina; daughters, Linda West and Glen of Leesville; Cheryl and husband Ricky Martin of Anacoco and Dana and husband Allen Lofton of Prairieville; five grandchildren and eight
Words of comfort may be expressed to the West Family at www.labbymemorial.com