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Herbert Harold West Sr.

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WINFIELD - Mr. Herbert Harold West, Sr., better known as "Harold", age 79, of Winfield, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Houston West and Patsy Bonds West.
Mr. West was born in Jasper, Ala., on October 19, 1938, and has been a lifelong resident of Winfield. He was a 1956 graduate of Winfield City High School and a 1960 graduate of the University of Alabama.
His father started in the gas business as a Gulf Oil Distributor in 1934 and continued to work with Harold until 1985. Harold was first a Gulf Oil Jobber, then with BP, Citgo and Chevron. He served on the Presidential Advisory Board for Citgo for several years. He was also involved with the GOWMA (Gulf Oil Wholesale Marketers Association) for many years, serving as president for three years.
Mr. West served on the Alabama Battleship Commission for eight years and was currently serving on the Winfield State Bank and Trust Board of Directors.
Harold was a member of Delta Chi fraternity, the Winfield Lions Club and the Winfield Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Wilson West; a son, Herbert Harold West, Jr. "Hal", (Kat) of Birmingham; daughters, Mitzi Carole West, (Forrest Johnston) of Winfield and Allyson West Sutter (Dan) of Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Katherine Edwards West, Margaret West Casey (Ryan), Hallie Elizabeth West, William Huston West and Andrew West Sutter; a brother, William Riley "Bill" West (Linda) of Fairhope; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from the Winfield First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. Brother Earl Freeman will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Winfield First United Methodist Church or to the Northwest Alabama Kidney Foundation at State Bank and Trust. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the West family.


Published in Tuscaloosa News on June 12, 2018
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