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John Turner West, Sr.: Loris

1936 – 2020

     John Turner “J.T.” West, Sr. of Loris passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, at his home following an illness. He was 83.

     Mr. West was born Nov. 18, 1936 in Loris to the late Lewis Thomas West and the late Gracie Estelle Goff West. Mr. West worked in sales at Hardee Manufacturing until his retirement and was a longtime active member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years.

     Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Versie Carter West of the home; three sons, John West, Jr., and wife, Tammy of Longs, Trevor West and Joshua West both of Loris; son-in-law Russell Cox of Longs; three grandchildren, Patrick Cox and wife, Paula of Nakina, Lindsey Cox Antley and husband, Bryan and Megan West and fiancé Nick Palombi all of Longs; four great-grandchildren, Kix Ward, Ashlynn Ward, Lily Cox and Gunner Antley; and one great-great-granddaughter, Jude Ivey Ward

     Mr. West was predeceased by his daughter, Tammie Rene West Cox; and three sisters, Vernise West Vaught, Myrtle West Page, and Geneva King Doyle.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Bell and Rev. Lebron Crisp officiating, committal services following at Mt. Leon Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

     Memorials may be made to Mt. Leon Baptist Church, 9801 S Hwy. 905, Longs, SC 29568.

     A guest register is available here.