US Marine Corps

Alton Eugene West

March 2, 1930 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 91)


Alton Eugene West, 91 of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022.

A native of Guilford County, Alton was the husband of 17 years to Shirley Nelson West, and the son of the late Robert Alexander West and Maggie Dunn West. In addition to his parents, Alton was preceded in death by his beloved son, Michael E. West.

Survivors include his wife Shirley and her children and grandchildren; daughter, Suzy Hale; granddaughter, Ginny Hale; and many nieces and nephews.

Alton proudly served his country as a United States Marine from April 15, 1947 until April 14, 1950 and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 10346, Hamptonville, NC. Alton retired from Greensboro News and Record with 40 years’ service. He was also a member of Penn Memorial Baptist Church, Reidsville, NC.

Funeral services to celebrate Alton’s life will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 11:00 AM at VFW Post 5352, located at 618 Edgewood St., Kernersville, NC 27284. Chaplain Ricky Johnson, of VFW Post 10346, will officiate the service. Full military honors will be provided by VFW Post 10346 and the Patriot Guard Riders of NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to NFW Post 10346, at 2712 Sloan’s Mill Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020.

Arrangements entrusted to Triad Cremation and Funeral Service.

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Celebration of Life
January 22, 2022

11:00 AM
VFW Post
618 Edgewood St
Kernersville, NC 27284

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