Ricky Lee West, Sr., 60 of Newark, died peacefully May 3, 2014, with his family at his side. He was born on July 10, 1953, in Newark, the son of the late Herbert and Katherine West. He was a graduate of Sheridan High School, Class of 1972, and had worked at Tectum Corp. in Newark for 42 years. Ricky was an avid OSU Buckeye and Cincinnati Reds fan. He enjoyed John Wayne movies and all things Western. He was a member of Newark Moose lodge since 1987.
He is survived by his loving family: wife, Wanda West, whom he married on December 24, 1996; his children, Ricky L West, Jr. and Zack West; step-children, Frank, Chad (Melody) and Timothy Dzierwa, Jamie (John) Dowling, and Brian and Kim Parkhill; brothers, Chris, Bill, Dana and Chuck; sister, Donna; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacy West in 2001.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 8, from Noon until time of funeral services at 1:00 p.m. in the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 E Main St., with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery.
The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the West Family.