06/08/04 — ROBERT WEST SR.

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DUNN -- Robert A. West Sr., 79, father of Barbara Parker of Goldsboro, died Monday at Rex Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

A native of Dunn, he was the son of the late John T. and Lalon G. West. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dunn, a Mason, and Shriner for more than 50 years. He was he owner of R.A. West Insurance agency for over 25 years and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Skinner & Smith Funeral Home. Dr. Lin Keever and Dr. Rick McDuffie will officiate. Bur-ial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. West is survived by his wife of 59 years Edna Grimes West of Dunn, a son; Bobby West of Dunn, another daughter; Brenda Livingston of Dunn; a brother, John Ed West of Long Beach, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday morning.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 309 West Broad St. Dunn, N.C., 28334; or to American Cancer Society, South East Division, 11 South Boylan Ave. Raleigh, N.C., 27603.

Published in Obituaries on June 8, 2004 1:39 PM