WEST, Ray E.

WEST, Ray E., 64, of Nixon’s Run Road, Martins Ferry, OH, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Heartland-Lansing Nursing Home, Bridgeport, OH. He was born July 9, 1948 in Martins Ferry a son of the late Milford and Edna L. (Hoffman) West.

Ray was a former Chef of Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV. He was the former chairman of the Betty Zane Days parade and a member of Martins Ferry Historical Society. Ray was a Christian by faith.

Surviving are his wife Karen (Rinderer) West of Martins Ferry; his daughters Rebecca S. (Dave Watkins) West of Martins Ferry, Neva Ryan of Columbus, OH and Patricia Nugent of Martins Ferry; his sister Linda Burch of Martins Ferry; and six grandchildren.

Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH where services will be held Friday, September 14, 2012, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Thomas N. Thomas officiating. Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslop.com.