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Celebrating the life of
Donald Elwood "Donnie" West, Jr.
Passed away on October 28, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 1:00 p.m. - Friday, November 02, 2018
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 12:00 p.m until 1:00 p.m. - Friday, November 02, 2018
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

Rosie and I are sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Noel Epstein & Rose Epstein, St. Louis, MO

Elaine and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

Mrs West, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. I will keep Donnie and the West family in my thoughts and prayers.

Butch Ward, Richmond Hill, Ga

Mrs West, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. I will keep Donnie and the West family in my thoughts and prayers.

Butch Ward, Richmond Hill, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Carolyn, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God comfort you and your family at this time. Brad

Brad Wittfeld , Savannah, Ga

Donnie and I shared many fond memories together growing up in Bacon Park. I will always remember playing baseball & football together with Mr. West coaching us. And when we were 17 years old, taking an adventure of a lifetime on an old rusted out tramp freighter out of Savannah to all parts of the Caribbean/South America. He was a special person. I pray that his family will have peace at this time. God is our refuge & strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46

Robbie Morris , Atlanta , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, jw.org,

I met and became friends with Donnie while visiting Savannah, GA in Fall 2017. He was as kind a man anyone could ever wish to meet. My condolences to the family. Peter Kouten, Jr.

Peter Kouten, Charleston, SC

My heart is heavy knowing that Donnie is no longer with us. He was a selfless person always willing to help others. He was very intelligent,witty,and full of suprises. To his precious mother Elaine, whom he loved dearly, may you find comfort and peace through this difficult time. RIP my friend

Debora Crosby, Brinswick, GA

May God sustain you at the time of such great loss , the Bible holds out a wonderful hope @ John 5: 28,29 my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dorothy , Dacula , GA . ,

Dear sweet Donnie, we know you are in Heaven and you are at peace. We will miss the love you shared, your creative gifts, and your wonderful personality. Knowing you was a treasure and we will hold you in our hearts. Thank you for always being there for us. God bless you. We love you. And our thoughts and prayers are for your sweet mother and for the many friends who were fortunate to know you. McBrier, Michael and Oliver Maloney

McBrier and Michael Maloney , Pooler , Ga

Donnie was one of the best friends I’ve had since moving to Ssvannah. We had our ups and downs and found ourselves in some terrible situations. But through it all he was always there to help where he could. He help to change me through our great lord and savior. It makes me happy to know he is no longer suffering and able to see his son and dad in a much better place. It makes me terribly sad that he will no longer be here to help me but we will meet again. A great family that has done nothing but open there arms for me. Much love. Matt, Katherine and Aiden Hankey

Matthew Hankey, Savannah , Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. Remembering all the good times as our families grew up together! Growing up with Donnie gives me such great memories! We had a lot of fun and he was a true friend! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

Billy Robinson, Savannah, GA

I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give you hope and strength again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Brenda , Stone mountain, GA

Donald Elwood “Donnie” West, Jr., 59, died Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Memorial University Medical Center.  The lifelong resident of Savannah attended Benedictine Military School, graduated from Jenkins High School and later attended Southern Polytechnic State University.  Donnie was a talented pencil artist of all types of underwater life and above all, a kind gentle soul that treasured helping others.  He will be missed by his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his son, Jonathan M. West and his father, Donald E. West, Sr.

Surviving are his mother, Elaine Beasley West; sister, Carolyn G. Shay (Bill) all of Savannah; brother, David M. West of Jacksonville, FL; four nieces and nephews, six great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018 in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with the family receiving friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the graveside.

Remembrances may be made to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah, GA 31406.

 

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Candle tribute lit by Jean Fasano — Georgia

Rosie and I are sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Noel Epstein & Rose Epstein, St. Louis, MO

Candle tribute lit by Phyllis West Buckley — Georgia

Elaine and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

Mrs West, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. I will keep Donnie and the West family in my thoughts and prayers.

Butch Ward, Richmond Hill, Ga

Mrs West, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. I will keep Donnie and the West family in my thoughts and prayers.

Butch Ward, Richmond Hill, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kim Spence — Georgia

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Carolyn, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God comfort you and your family at this time. Brad

Brad Wittfeld , Savannah, Ga

Donnie and I shared many fond memories together growing up in Bacon Park. I will always remember playing baseball & football together with Mr. West coaching us. And when we were 17 years old, taking an adventure of a lifetime on an old rusted out tramp freighter out of Savannah to all parts of the Caribbean/South America. He was a special person. I pray that his family will have peace at this time. God is our refuge & strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46

Robbie Morris , Atlanta , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4.

Niecy, jw.org,

I met and became friends with Donnie while visiting Savannah, GA in Fall 2017. He was as kind a man anyone could ever wish to meet. My condolences to the family. Peter Kouten, Jr.

Peter Kouten, Charleston, SC

My heart is heavy knowing that Donnie is no longer with us. He was a selfless person always willing to help others. He was very intelligent,witty,and full of suprises. To his precious mother Elaine, whom he loved dearly, may you find comfort and peace through this difficult time. RIP my friend

Debora Crosby, Brinswick, GA

Candle tribute lit by tommy & Phyllis(Helmly)Alford — Georgia

May God sustain you at the time of such great loss , the Bible holds out a wonderful hope @ John 5: 28,29 my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dorothy , Dacula , GA . ,

Dear sweet Donnie, we know you are in Heaven and you are at peace. We will miss the love you shared, your creative gifts, and your wonderful personality. Knowing you was a treasure and we will hold you in our hearts. Thank you for always being there for us. God bless you. We love you. And our thoughts and prayers are for your sweet mother and for the many friends who were fortunate to know you. McBrier, Michael and Oliver Maloney

McBrier and Michael Maloney , Pooler , Ga

Donnie was one of the best friends I’ve had since moving to Ssvannah. We had our ups and downs and found ourselves in some terrible situations. But through it all he was always there to help where he could. He help to change me through our great lord and savior. It makes me happy to know he is no longer suffering and able to see his son and dad in a much better place. It makes me terribly sad that he will no longer be here to help me but we will meet again. A great family that has done nothing but open there arms for me. Much love. Matt, Katherine and Aiden Hankey

Matthew Hankey, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Ann Maner — Georgia

I am so sorry for your loss. Remembering all the good times as our families grew up together! Growing up with Donnie gives me such great memories! We had a lot of fun and he was a true friend! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

Billy Robinson, Savannah, GA

I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give you hope and strength again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Karen Oliver — Georgia

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Brenda , Stone mountain, GA


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