Robert West

February 4, 1936 - May 20, 2017

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Robert Brock West, 81, died peacefully at his residence at Atria Summit Hills on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Born in Barbourville, KY, “Bob” was a Cincinnati Bell engineer by profession, an artist by nature and a warrior in spirit; he served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army. He was a fun loving, kind-hearted, generous and brilliant man, beloved by all who knew him. Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Rufus and Nancy West; brother: Larry Charles West; niece: Nancy West Romer; son-in-law: Mickey Smith and sister-in-law: The Honorable Judy Moberly West. He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Ruth Jean Ott “Jody” West; their three daughters: Lisa West-Smith, Laura West Shepherd and Lynne West Moore; Nephews: Larry Charles West II and James Moberly West and their families; grandchildren: Sarah Dorr, Ariel Phillips, Adriane Smith Boggs, Hannah Clinkenbeard, Seth Shepherd, Lydia Shepherd and Eve Shepherd and great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Brady, Kayla, Issac, Amara, Alden, Sophia, Henry and Jack. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3227 Dixie Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018 at 11:00 A.M. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association at Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at Bob would encourage us all to pursue happiness. Hooah!


Lyle Allen - May 25, 2017

Jody…How many times have I thought of you and Bob only to be wrapped up in the day to day web of (most time) unimportant tasks. With good intentions I would think of calling. I am well exposed to the life processes, having friends and family pass but here today finding about Bob has shaken me to depth of my heart. More than making me realize the fragile time I have left Bob’s passing has unearth memories that makes me feel so proud the have know Bob. He will be greatly missed. Take care. Until we all meet on that sweet shore. Lyle

Bob Hacker - May 23, 2017

When I first went to the Telephone Company Bob was a great help to me. He was always willing to help a greenhorn. We worked together for most of my 35 years at the company and I always admired and respected Bob.
You have my deepest sympathy.

Judith Gants - May 23, 2017

Dear Ruth, Saw Bob’s notice in the paper. Beautiful tribute for a great guy. You both have been on my mind the last few weeks, now I know why. You have my sympathy, thoughts & prayers. Please give my condolences to the girls & their families. Again, I’m so sorry.

Glenn Rose - May 23, 2017

I went to Homes and played football with Bob. A really Good Guy. I am so Sorry.

Lisa Holbrook Bracke - May 22, 2017

Such a wonderful and fun guy. I have so many fond memories that I will cherish as gifts. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to you all. Take comfort that he is at peace and where we all hope to be someday. Love you all!

Tammy Spenlau - May 21, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss!

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