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2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: 419-534-2550
Fax: 419-534-2570
Richard West

Richard Allen West

Sep 10, 1957 - Apr 5, 2019
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Richard Allen West, was born in Toledo, Ohio, September 5, 1957, to the union of James and Amanda West, he was the 7th of 9 children.

Richard, affectionately known as "Rickie", attended Lincoln Elementary, Robinson Junior High and Jesup W. Scott High School, "Go Bulldogs".

Richard at an early age joined Jerusalem Baptist Church, where he was baptized in the Maumee River, by the late Pastor S.M. Jordan, in later years of his christian journey. He joined Southern Missionary Baptist, the late Pastor R. P. Wormley, as Richard continued his journey, he later joined New United Vision, under the Pastor Perry J. Harris, III, where he remained until his passing.

Richard's journey of life, lead him to join the United States Army, for 13 years, serving mostly in Germany, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sgt. E 6, later working for Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, better known as T.A.R.T.A., where he wore many hats, A Transit Operator,, a Bus Driver Instructor and more.

Richard was a die hard Cleveland Brown's fan, he and his older brother James, and the youngest , Gregory, would travel to many games.

Richard loved his life to the fullest, he loved his family very much. He was the family handyman, he was a classy dresser, he loved his clothes and jewelry.

His greatest joy was traveling to see his first granddaughter, Ja'Rze.

Richard was preceded in death by our, father, Rev. J. W. West, II, stepmother, Allonia West, grandparents and great grandparents on both sides, sisters, Barbara J. West, Lydia "Lottie" West, Claudia Bester, and brother Frederick L. West.

Richard is survived by his daughter, DaShanta' L. West; granddaughter, Ja'Rze Darnise West Andrews (aka, J-Ruz); mother, Amanda West, brothers, James W. West and Gregory West; sisters, Irene Terry Robinson, Vera West, Lucinda (Phillip) Peeples; aunt, Cordelia Roberts; fiance' , Carol Ramos and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Special thanks to Dr. George Maly and staff, Pastor DeWayne Braxton of New United Church.
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  • Visitation

    April 15, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    April 15, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Second Visitation

    April 16, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    April 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    United Vision Church
    Address
    821 E. Manhattan Blvd
    Toledo, Ohio 43608
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  • Service

    April 16, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    April 16, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    United Vision Church
    Address
    821 E. Manhattan Blvd
    Toledo, Ohio 43608
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  • Interment

    April 16, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    April 16, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    1502 W. Central Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43606
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Cel Smith

Posted at 11:48am
My heart aches for and with the family for your loss. West was such a professional and polite man on the job. I pray that the God of all Comfort will massage your hearts and give you exactly what you need in the months and years to come to help you deal with your tremendous loss. Cel Smith
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