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Billy Ray West
  • Passed away on March 13, 2018

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Billy Ray West, 72, passed from this life March 13, 2018. Born in Medford,Oregon on September 13, 1945, he was the only son of the late Glen and Marcene (Wilson) West.Billy served in the US Army as an SP4 Infantry radio mechanic in the 75th Artillery Group attached to the Army Corp of Engineers in the Vietnam War from 1966-67. As a retiree, he became a member of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1036 in Lady Lake, FL.Billy had a long career working for Southern California Edison, then for Proctor and Gamble in Oxnard, CA. In 2006, he retired to Pahrump, NV where he worked as a security officer for Lakeside RV Park and Casino, and for Saddle West Casino. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing, furniture refinishing, woodworking, jewelry making, and writing poetry.In 2016, Billy and his wife, Sue, moved to Water Oak Golf Community in Lady Lake, FL with their beloved Yorkie, Sadie.Billy is survived by Sue, his wife of 22 years, who resides in Florida; his daughter Jaymie Arquilevich and her husband, Gabriel; his stepson Todd Szklennik; and three grandchildren, Milandra, Isaac, and Holden Arquilevich. His children and grandchildren reside in California.

 

Billy will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

 


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  1. 26 Mar 2018
    Denny and Lynn Leger says:
    We met Billy in 2007 when he worked at Lakeside. Billy was the most kind, generous man. He would give you the shirt off his back. In fact he and Sue let us use their RV after ours sold and we weren’t quite ready to move and Insisted we use his spare garage space to store our belongings. Billy’s passing creates a big hold in our hearts.

  2. 26 Mar 2018
    Denny and Lynn Leger lit a candle:
    Lit since March 26, 2018 at 3:16:00 PM

  3. 26 Mar 2018
    Rosie Petersen lit a candle:
    Lit since March 26, 2018 at 3:45:51 PM

  4. 18 Mar 2018
    Bill & Vicki Gladsjo lit a candle:
    Lit since March 18, 2018 at 3:55:58 AM

  5. 17 Mar 2018
    Jil Bane says:
    He was not only my boss at Southern California Edison for years to in the division office in Ventura but he was also a friend and buddy. Good times I will never forget.

  6. 16 Mar 2018
    Evelyn Sanchez- P&G lit a candle:
    Lit since March 16, 2018 at 3:05:14 PM

  7. 16 Mar 2018
    Evelyn Sanchez- P&G says:
    I was very saddened to here the news of the passing of my friend and coworker. Billy was full of life and entertaining. He taught me a lot when he shared is life stories. And so creative with his crafting and jewelry making. My deepest condolences to the family. He will be missed.

  8. 16 Mar 2018
    Phil Hamilton says:
    Bill was a great and funny guy. I had lots of fun working with and for him. His humor had a way of making me feel good.

  9. 15 Mar 2018
    Diane Grover says:
    Billy West (I never called him just "Billy" for some reason) was so fun to be around.....he could always make me laugh. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with Sue and the family.

  10. 15 Mar 2018
    Nancy McKenzie says:
    Aunt Sue and Jaymie and family please accept our deepest sympathies. Billy was a great guy. Travis was glad to have met him and enjoyed talking to him when he saw him last. God Bless.
    Love Paul, Nancy, Travis and Sandy

  11. 15 Mar 2018
    Chapter 1036 Vietnam Veterans of America lit a candle:
    Lit since March 15, 2018 at 3:40:20 PM

  12. 15 Mar 2018
    Mary Hayward, Energy Services, SCE says:
    It has been over 20 years since I have seen Billy but I remember him well as a great person to be around and to work with. My sympathies to the family in their great loss.

  13. 15 Mar 2018
    Ellen Martin Smith says:
    Remembering so many happy times with Billy. He will be missed. Much love to Sue and his family.

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