Frank Raymond West, 76, of the Big Cove Community went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 1st, 2011 in a Buncombe County Hospital. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Buck and Susie Sequoyah West. He retired as a surveyor with the Bureau of Indian Affairs with many years of services, and he was also a farmer. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Alfred, Cecil, Jim, Norman, and Don West, two sisters, Gladys Parris and Edna Hatton.
He is survived by his wife, Stacy Wolfe West, two children, Carolyn West, and Robin West both of Cherokee, two grandsons, Ant Locust and Jet West, two sisters, Doris (Granny) Catt of Cherokee, and Eloise James of Markleeville, California, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at Big Cove Baptist Church of which he was a member. Rev. James (Bo) Parris will officiate with burial in the West Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 9:00 PM Monday at Crisp Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the Church one hour prior to the services.
Pallbearers are the members of Big Cove Free Labor. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joanna Parris and Sharon Queen.