Tony Ray West, age 70, of the Pine Hill Community departed this life on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN. He was born on February 8, 1949 to the late Estel and Artie West.
Tony had a passion for playing the guitar with his grandsons and passing his time with his friends from the Straight Fork Community Center music group.
In addition to his parents he is proceeded in death by his mother and father in law, Robin and Betty Harness; brothers, Hurstel Dean West, Estel West Jr., Hank West and James Henderson West; sister, Hastellene Buttram; sister in law, Sheila Ellis.
Tony is survived by his wife of 41 years, Neva Harness West; sons, Tommy Ray and wife MaKayla and Anthony Ray and wife Heather; 5 grandsons who were his pride and joy, Creyton, Connor, Dalton, Logan, Rylan; very special brother, Darrell West and wife Marsha; brothers, Reuben West and Donald Lee West and wife Linda; sisters, Estellene Terry and Darnell West; brothers in law, Bro. Larry Ellis and Edmond Harness and wife Buffy; sisters in law, Anita Harness and husband Dudley, Edna Hicks and husband Eric and Shelby Newport and husband Archie. Tony also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 5:00pm until the time of funeral service at 7:00pm in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville with Bro. Dudley Harness and Bro. Larry Ellis officiating. Music will be provided by Dudley Harness and family and the Straight Fork Community Center Music Group. Burial will be on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00pm at the John Freeman Sexton Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kojack West, Johnny Grooms, Jeremy Carson, Caleb Carson, Eddie Strunk Jr. and Shane Lowe.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Brandon Newport, Dalton Harness, Chris Harness and Koby Byrd
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to:
Tony Ray West Memorial Fund
C/O Four Oaks Funeral Home
P.O. Box 410
Huntsville, TN 37756
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville has been entrusted with the arrangements for the family of Tony Ray West.