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Melvin Edward West

April 5, 1967 ~ April 25, 2018 (age 51)
Melvin Edward “Rocky” West, 51 of Rush went to be with Our Lord and Savior Wednesday evening, April 25, 2018, peacefully at his home after a long illness.
Rocky was born April 5, 1967 in Georgia to the late George and Juanita Martin West and Linda Elizabeth Hammock. Also preceding in death are brothers Donald West, Earl “Buddy” West and sister Sherry Mae West who died as an infant.
He graduated from Boyd County High School, served as a volunteer firefighter for Catlettsburg for many years and was employed at US Brick, formerly Clines Brick and the City of Catlettsburg. He enjoyed taking his girls to their sports games, going to the beach and his animals. He enjoyed boxing in his younger years. Rocky was always there to lend a hand and help wherever he was needed.
Rocky will be remembered by his loving wife of 25 years, Susan Fannin West; daughters, Bobbi (Caleb Henry) West and Brandi (Chad) Jahnke; father, Tony West; brothers, Gary (Marie) West, William “Bimbo” (Lori) West, Roger (Violet) West, Chauncey (Gina) West and Sean West; sister Linda Gail Hammock.
There will be no services per Rocky’s request.
Memorials because of his love for animals are strongly suggested to: AARF, Ashland Animal Rescue Fund, 12365 Kevin Ave., Ashland KY 41102.
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