Milford Eugene ‘Mick” West, age 75 of Oneida, Tennessee, passed away Thursday evening, March 16, 2017 at the Oneida Nursing and Rehab Center in Oneida. Milford was born on November 11, 1941 to the late Olson West and Mable Terry West.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death of his wife of 45 years, Gloria June Hammock West; father-in-law Nelson Hammock; mother-in-law Martha West Hammock; brothers-in-law Noah Hammock and Johnny Hammock.
He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Lynn Papineau and husband Raymond; sisters Virgie Autry and husband Jake; Louise Jeffers and husband Donald; Judy Sexton and husband Lewis all of Oneida; brother Charles West and wife Rose of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Grandchildren Miranda Lynn Goodman, Taylor Scott Foster, Jacob Noah Papineau, and Joshua Papineau. Special aunt Elizabeth Terry and special friend Keith Warwick. Many other relatives and friends.
Milford loved the outdoors and when he was younger, he loved to hunt and fish, he liked to build Martin Houses and to sit on his back porch and watch the Martins. He loved to garden. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, Michigan until his retirement in 1995, at which at that time he returned to Oneida, Tennessee.
Milford was a member of the Big Ridge Missionary Baptist Church and was Baptized on October 21, 2012, When he became home bound, he watched church services faithfully.
Milford joined the Army on July 21, 1966 and served his country proudly. While in the service he was awarded National Defense Service Medal and the expert badge for M-14 rifle marksmanship.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. funeral services to follow in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home in Oneida with Bro. Randy Presnell officiating. Music will be provided by the Golden Chords of First Baptist Church of Oneida.
Interment will follow in the Marcum-Kidd Cemetery in Oneida, Tennessee with full military homors provided by the American Legion Post #136 of Oneida.
Serving as pallbearers will be Taylor Foster, Keith Warwick, Avery Sexton, Aaron Sexton, Michael Sexton, and Lewis Sexton.
West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Milford Eugene ‘Mick” West.