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William "Bill" West

March 27, 1936 — March 7, 2021

William Deen West, 84, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday, March 12, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Stevens, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and John Curry, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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William (Bill) was born March 27, 1936 in Pampa, Texas to Deen Erwin West and Mary Eurene Harrelson. Bill was a 1954 graduate of Kermit High School, serving as student council president and attending Boys State. He studied architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and was a proud Longhorn. He married Cynthia Duncan on August 9, 1962 in Pampa, Texas. Bill mastered his craft and enjoyed a long career as an offshore welder and pipeline inspector, spending significant time in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. After retiring at age seventy-eight, he enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren. Bill will be remembered for his sharp intellect, dry sense of humor, and kind heart.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; two children, Angela Richardson of Cedar Park and Troy West and wife Kammy of Austin; five grandchildren, Jake Richardson, and wife Taylor, Will Richardson, Kristen Richardson, Allison West, and Ryan West; a sister, Donna Dimick of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a brother, Bob West, and wife Darleen of Las Vegas, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family extends its love and appreciation to his caregivers at Longhorn Village and Halcyon Hospice Care.

Memorials may be made to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486 or a favorite charity.

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