Reverend Clifford Neal West, 76, of Riverview Heights, Weston, went peacefully home to be with his Lord at his home following a courageous battle. He was born in Spencer, on October 25, 1940, son of the late Warden R. West and Viola (Rogers) West. On July 13, 1974, he married the love of his life, Lenora (Trimble) West, who survives.
Clifford is survived by three wonderful children: Cherri West of Linn, Andrea Heath and husband Scott of Weston and Patrick West and wife Melody of Winder, GA and five grandchildren: Trenton and Adisson Heath, Mason Watkins-Boss, Evan Sisk and Lilly West. He is also survived by one sister: Dolores Boggs and husband Wayne of Looneyville, WV, one sister-in-law: Mabel West of Spencer and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Clifford was preceded in death by one brother: Earl Wayne West.
Clifford graduated from Spencer High School in 1958. He then joined the US Navy for four years and accepted the call to ministry upon honorable discharge in 1962, serving churches for 44 years throughout WV (Weston, Shinnston area, Johnson Avenue in Bridgeport, Mount Hope, Heart and Hand House in Philippi, New Haven) and in Stanton, Kentucky. Clifford graduated from Asbury College with a B.A. in 1978. He graduated from Asbury Seminary in 1982, with a Master of Divinity.
Clifford lived his life to the glory of God in all that he did! He believed in serving Christ by serving others. Therefore Clifford served others through various organizations: Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and prison ministry at FCI Gilmer. He also served in ministry through the Lewis County Ministerial Association, Evangelical Association of the WV UM Church, Our Neighbor Ministry, Lewis County Parish, UM Board of Ministry, Mountaineer United Christian Ashram, Chaplaincy programs at various hospitals, and district youth ministry programs.
Many were blessed to hear him sing, and his jokes brought laughter. Many were loved by “Pap”, and he faithfully prayed for them all by name. Many will miss him, and those who have heeded The Word he proclaimed will join him again in the Presence of the Lord, whom he served faithfully “until his race was finished.”
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel, with Reverend Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow services at the Broad Run Cemetery of Jane Lew, WV. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Cliff may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mountaineer Christian Ashram Scholarship Fund 172 S. Florida Street Buckhannon, WV 26201.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Reverend Clifford Neal West.