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Wyman "Ray" West

August 30, 1938 — June 5, 2017

Wyman “Ray” 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 “Baker” 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 – Emogene Haydon and (1) brother – Walter “Woody” West.

Ray was a self-employed entrepreneur for most of his life with Anna B working by his side, beginning with Ray’s Highway Market grocery store in Oolitic, Indiana from 1965 to 1971; West’s 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 West’s Market.  The Star Store was purchased in 1983 and in 1986 West’s 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 “Tony” (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.

(14) Great-Grandchildren


FUNERAL CEREMONY
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.

VISITATION
Friends may call Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 3:00 – 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 – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Funeral Ceremony

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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