The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

April 5, 2014

Kenneth David West

Published 4-5-14

ENID, Okla. — The funeral service for Kenneth David West, age 83, will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Kenneth was born to John Cleveland West and Zoe Merle (Sober) West on Dec. 24, 1930, near Harmon, Okla., and passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Enid.

Ken was an avid sportsman, and loved to hunt and fish. He played semi-pro baseball for Woodward early in his life. Ken was a huge baseball fan. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served until 1954.  He was a proud veteran of the Korean War.  On March 10, 1953, he married Shirley Joan Turner, and they had three children. Ken finished his career working for Northrop at Vance AFB, retiring in 1996 after 32 years of service.

Ken married Ruby Crow on Dec. 26, 1992. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a past president of Shirts & Skirts Square Dance Club, a member of Dudes & Dolls Square Dance Club, member of American Legion, and enjoyed American Legion baseball.

Ken leaves behind his wife, Ruby, of the home; two sons, Rick West and wife, Cathy, Randy West and wife, Shelley; daughter, Sandra West; stepdaughter, Judy Fleming and husband, Gary, all of Enid; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; two stepgreat-granddaughters; and numerous and special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and his parents.

Memorials may be made to OMRF-lung division. Guestbook available online at www.andersonburris.com.

(Submitted by family)

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