Elmond C. West, 89, passed away in his home Wednesday, May 27, 2020, surrounded by his family. Elmond was born Sept. 15, 1930, in Sampson County, the son of the late Carson and Betty West. He is preceded by his brothers, James, Wallace and Wendel; and sister, Patsy West Eason.
Elmond left the farm in the Mingo community Sept. 10, 1948, to join the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean War until July 3, 1952. He loved farming and came home to Mingo where he worked the land until 2015. He was a member of Mingo Baptist Church, serving on various committees. He took great pride with the Cemetery Committee placing flags on servicemen’s graves each year in observance of Veterans Day.
A funeral for Mr. West will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Mingo Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Elmond is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane Naylor West of the home; a son, Ray West (Mary) of Dunn; and a daughter, Rebecca (Dwayne) of Leavenworth, Kansas. Grandchildren include Carson West (Megan) of Dunn, Jonathan West Beasley of Fort Lewis, Washington, and Joshua Beasley of Lawrence, Kansas. Great-grandchildren include Holden Beasley of Lawrence, Kansas, and Mallie B. West of Dunn. Elmond is also survived by his sisters, Shelby Wooten of Raleigh, Alma Coats of Dunn, Lynda Bass of Fayetteville and Brenda Stanley of Dunn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mingo Baptist Church cemetery and building fund.
The family would like to thank the Mingo community who provided tender loving care the last year of Elmond’s life. We appreciate the many visitors who dropped in, brought food, and called in to check on Elmond and Jane. We feel truly blessed.
Arrangements are by Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.