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Billy Joe (BJ) West Sr – January 20, 2018

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Billy Joe (BJ) West Sr

Long time Lassen County resident Billy Joe (BJ) West Sr passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Renown Hospital in Reno, Nevada.  BJ was born to Verda May ( Easterling) West and Virgil (Buddy) West, in Kingsland Arkansas August 8, 1939.  He came to Lassen County in 1941 where he resided in Westwood, Herlong, Johnsonville, Susanville and Standish, over the 76 years he resided in Lassen County. He graduated from Lassen High School in 1958.

BJ was a mechanic for 60 years working for White’s Service Station, Richfield Arco, Marty’s Chevron and Jackson Service Center in Susanville and finishing his career as a mechanic for the Lassen County Road Department.  BJ also held jobs at Sierra Pacific Mill and Sierra Army Depot in the 60’s.

BJ married his high school sweetheart Ledora (Lea) May (Vindhurst) West on November 30, 1959, and they were married for 53 years until Lea’s passing in January 2013.  Family was the most important thing to BJ & Lea as evidenced by their large family of 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

BJ was proceeded in death by his father Virgil West; Mother Verda May (Easterling) Chittock; sisters Linda Jane (West) McAllister and Ladonna (Young) Westfall and his wife LeDora May (Vindhurst) West.  He is survived by his brother Jerry West; his children Pamela  Jay (West) Graham, Billy Joe West Jr., and Brenda Marie (West) Poteete as well as his nine grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1:00 pm at the Janesville School Gymnasium on Main Street in Janesville, CA.  Anyone who knew and loved BJ is welcome to attend.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lassen Sportsman’s Club – Youth Fishing Derby in memory of BJ West at https://greatnonprofits.org/org/lassen-sportsmens-club?donate

 

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5 Responses to Billy Joe (BJ) West Sr – January 20, 2018

  1. Pj Hartman

    Pj Hartman

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Sorry for the loss

  2. Keri Richards

    Keri Richards

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Sorry to hear about the loss of this very nice man.

  3. Roxanne Steward

    Roxanne Steward

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    😥

  4. Christina Vial Lopez

    Christina Vial Lopez

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    What a wonderful man. My uncle and BJ were best friends growing up. The stories my mom use to tell.

  5. Rocky Goni

    Rocky Goni

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    RIP B.J. You were a great person and friend.

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