West, Frank McDonald age 88went to be with the Lord on Monday February 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine H. West, his parents Zack S. West and Martha Williams West, brothers Eugene M. West, Lucian W. West and his sister Lura West Cranford.
He attended Woodlawn High School and Howard College (Samford University). He was a naval veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater on the U.S.S. New Orleans. He was employed as a freight representative with the Southern Pacific Railroad for thirty years until his retirement and was a long time member of South Roebuck Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school.
He is survived by his sons Steven L. (Susan) West of Franklin Tennessee and Maury A. West of Montgomery, Alabama. He took great delight in his grandchildren, Matthew s. (Aubrey) West, William C. West and Sally West (Michael) Mikrut and his great grandson Carter Naish West.
Graveside service will be Thursday February 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Forest Hill Cemetery, 431 60th St. N. Birmingham, Al 35212 with Chris Crane officiating and Ridout's Trussville Chapel directing.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be sent to South Roebuck Baptist Church, 501 Mountain Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35206 or the Alabama Alzheimer's Foundation.