Roy Edward West, 91, formerly of Baxter Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in the Carolina House. Mr. West was born in Pasquotank County, NC on January 5, 1921 to the late Charles Martin West and Evelyn Berry West. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. West was a retired District Engineer for the NC Department of Transportation. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater with the U. S. Army.
Mr. West is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Sawyer West, one brother, Ray James West and wife, Janet of Ahoskie, NC; a sister-in-law, Ella West of Elizabeth City and several nieces. Also, he is survived by very special friends, Joe and Sandi Winslow and Jim and Susan Overman all of Elizabeth City and a special niece, Lynn Overman of Morehead City, NC. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbur West, Weymouth “Pete” West and Carlton “Chick” West.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, October 12, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Old Hollywood Cemetery by Rev. Christopher Ingram. The family will greet friends and relatives at the graveside immediately following the service. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the West family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences