Obituary of Lacy Anderson West, Jr.
Lacy Anderson “Andy” West Jr.
Andy West, age 65, of Amherst County, went to be with his Lord, suddenly on Monday, March 20, 2023. He was born July 6, 1957, to Lacy and Lillian West, who predeceased him and was the husband of Darlene Lewis West.
Andy grew up in Lynch Station and graduated from Altavista High School in 1975. He was a member of Lynch Station Baptist Church, where he found his Faith and developed lifelong friendships. He retired from Abbott Labs after 30+ years of dedicated service. Afterward, he worked at the Altavista Water Treatment Plant and the Amherst County School Maintenance Department. During his time in the school system, he was Blessed to meet wonderful coworkers and students who continued to check on him even after his health required him to retire.
Andy enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing, and collecting stuff of all kinds. He loved his family, and was a loyal friend to many. An “Old Soul” that shared his taste in music, especially John Prine, with anyone that was near him. His good nature and infamous laugh have been witnessed by countless people near and far. To quote many of his close friends; “Andy was one of kind”.
Andy was loved by many, especially Billy and Connie Hill. For over fifty years he was a part of their family and was always taking his “Little Brother” Mike on some kind of adventure. Along with Billy, he was instrumental with the construction and storied voyages of the Will Clark batteau.
Andy married his wife Darlene, who survives him, in 2007 after reconnecting from old high school crush days.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson Kevin (Amanda) Lawrence, stepdaughter Sabrina (Tim Whitlock) Farlow and 2 step grandsons that he adored Landon Lawrence and Haden Farlow, his cats Stormie, Sheba, Rosie and Dumplin as well as his German Shephard Josie.
He is also survived by many extended family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held on April 23,2023 at the Diuguid Timberlake chapel at 3pm by Pastor Will Shewey, with family visitation from 1pm to 3pm prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or your local animal shelter.
“When I get to heaven, I’m gonna shake God’s hand
Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand”
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