Jack L. West, 89, Plymouth, and formerly of Wabash, passed away July 11, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. Born April 10, 1931, in North Manchester, Jack was one of seven children born to Harry Oren “Jack” and Helen F. (Hare) West.
After graduating from Central High School in 1949, Jack joined the United States Navy. During his high school years Jack learned the value of hard work while working for Shively Dairy in North Manchester until joining the United States Navy. Jack served from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War before being honorably discharged.
Once he returned home, Jack lived in Wabash where he worked at Container Corp for thirty-seven years before retiring. During his time in the military, Jack married Norma J. Jefferson on March 8, 1952. The two were wed for nearly thirty-eight years before she passed away on Feb. 27, 1990. Jack found love again, marrying Ruth (Grossman) Sill on October 1, 1994. For twenty-five years they shared a blissful life together.
Early in Jack’s life he was an avid gun collector and loved shooting. He also enjoyed going to car shows and seeing all the different cars with his wife Ruth until his health began to decline. Though Jack never had any kids of his own, he thought of Ruth’s children and grandchildren as his just the same.
The loving memory of Jack L. West will be forever cherished by his wife, Ruth West, Plymouth; stepson, Roger (Lisa) Sill, Los Angeles, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Karen (Jeffery) Worsham, Bourbon;, Rosanne Griggs, Lafayette;, and Rachel (Richard) Litchfield, Englewood, Fla.; one brother, Jim (Carol) West, Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Norma West; three brothers, Kenneth, Thomas and Jerry West and two sisters, Doris Miller and Sharon West.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, beginning at 11 a.m. with no calling prior. Burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.