He was born and raised in the Big Cove Community in Cherokee. He worked for many, many years at the Cherokee Boys Club. He enjoyed racing, wrestling, and football.
Jose’ is survived by his children, Charles Ray West (Leigh), Stefanie Arch, Karol Ann Sherlin of Wilmington, Levi West (Sheena), Shoshoni Medina (Marty), and Kiah West; nine grandchildren; brothers, Tracy West (Cindy), Jay Jay Jackson (Pamela), and Travis Jackson (Alyine); sisters, Kathy West, Boomer West, Jabba Smoker (Jack), and Panda Jackson; uncle, Jesse Welch; aunt, Eloise James of California; special friends, Earl Lambert and Jamie Mathis; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Jose’ was preceded in death by the love of his life, Janet Fie; his father, Jimmie West; mother, Lawanda Jackson; step-father, Marvin Jackson; one son, Robert Michael West Jr.; and brother William West.
Visitation is planned for Thursday, Aug. 23 at 4 – 11pm at Big Cove Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 24 2pm. Bo Parris will officiate. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Big Cove free labor group.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the West family.