Wyman âRayâ West, 78, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on June 5th, 2017 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born in Russell Springs, Kentucky on August 30, 1938 to Clisby West and Nona âBakerâ West.
Ray married his love of over 56 years, Anna B. McCallister on July 15th, 1960 and she survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; (1) sister â Emogene Haydon and (1) brother â Walter âWoodyâ West.
Ray was a self-employed entrepreneur for most of his life with Anna B working by his side, beginning with Rayâs Highway Market grocery store in Oolitic, Indiana from 1965 to 1971; Westâs IGA grocery store in Bloomington, Indiana in 1971 and then worked for Wetterau Incorporated in Bloomington, Indiana.
The West family then moved to French Lick in 1979 where they opened Westâs Market. The Star Store was purchased in 1983 and in 1986 Westâs Video & Appliance was established. The building on the corner of Maple and Main Streets has been home to a grocery store, video store, appliance and furniture store, and the Cozy Corner restaurant. The upstairs was renovated for apartments and the street level most currently houses the video store, a retail gift shop and Just Off the Brick Pizza.
Ray is survived by:
Wife Anna B. West French Lick, Indiana
(2) Daughters Doloris (Mark) Smoot French Lick, Indiana
Katrina (Alan) Nelson French Lick, Indiana
(2) Sons Tony (Kari) West French Lick, Indiana
Anthony âTonyâ (Lori) West French Lick, Indiana
(2) Brothers Tommy West Russell Springs, Kentucky
Teddy West Campbellsville, Kentucky
(11) Grand-children Mark Smoot, Stacey Emmons, Alanna & Connor Nelson, Maddie and Gunner West, Tyler White, Shawn & Heather West, Crystal Noble and Ashley Manship.
A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.
Friends may call Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 3:00 â 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website â www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.