We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory
SGM (Retired) Robert N. West, 68, of Fortson, GA, went home to the Lord on December 31, 2021.
Funeral services with Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 07, 2022 at The Fort Church at Mount Zion 1232 Double Churches Road Columbus, Georgia 31904 with Rev. Matt Stephens officiating. A private interment will be held in Ft. Benning Main Post Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the services at the church according to McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, Ga. 31907.
Aside from his family, Bob’s greatest devotions were to his church, yard, and the United States Army. Bob served the US Army for 30 years and participated in Operation Just Cause, 1989. Bob was proud to be an Army Ranger. His love for the military has carried on to five children and two grandchildren. His daughter is a proud graduate of Louisiana State University. Bob loved working in the flower garden, yard and decorating for every season and holiday. He volunteered his time to the church by planting flowers, Wednesday night dinners and the Welcoming Committees. He did his best as a soldier, man of God, husband, father, Grandpa (Pawpaw) and Great Papaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert T. West and Joanne Dillahay.
His memory will be carried on by his wife of 42 years, Elsie O. Youngblood West, along with his 6 children: Brian A. West Medaris (Diane), NC; William J. West Medaris (Martha), GA; Chad C. West Campbell, GA; Stephen D. West Medaris, TX; Derric Threatt (Rala), NC; Christie West Hughes (Damon), SC., sibling David L. West (Tina) of LA. and 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Some of the grandkids affectionately called him, “Oh Great One“.
His favorite Bible verse was “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit in me, Oh Lord.”, Psalm 51:10