Donnie Junior West, age 65, of Morgan County, found peace with the Lord on September 17, 2023. He battled Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) for years, succumbing to it surrounded by family.
Donnie along with 6 brothers and 4 sisters was raised by a strong and independent mother. His family was dear to him, and it showed in his loyalty to them. Donnie, his brothers, and nephew picked Bluegrass music together in the West Brothers band. They played at festivals and enjoyed picking together at family gatherings. Donnie’s specialty was the stand-up bass and harmonica. He was known for his smiling eyes and comical humor. He enjoyed making people laugh.
He was preceded in death by his mother: Anna Laura West; father: Jessie Lloyd West; brothers: Randell and Robert West; brother-in-law: Jerry Gouge; nieces: Vanessa Gouge and Shelena Gouge-Baker; sisters-in-law: Janie West and Connie McCarter; and cousins: Roseanne Davis, Lena Bunch, and Steven McPeters.
He is survived by his wife: Donna West; mother-in-law: Essie Baker; daughter: Natasha West and Amber Duncan (Todd); grandson: Isaiah Duncan and Jericho Duncan; granddaughter: Allie Duncan; sister and brother-in-law: Donald Ray and Mary Russell; sister: Beatrice Gouge and Nella Ann Reynolds; brothers: Danny West, Eddie Dean West, and William Roy West; sister and brother-in-law: Cathia Russell and Eugene Russell; brother and sister-in-law: James and Glenna West; special cousins: Sena McPeters and Sheila Cox; special friend: Jay Davis; and a host of extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Schubert Funeral Home for funeral expenses.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 1 until 2 p.m. with the funeral to follow. Interment will follow in the Windrock Cemetery in Oliver Springs.
Schubert Funeral Home is serving the family.