Virgil Eugene West, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020
at Walker House.
Born July 10, 1927 in Bridgeton Indiana, he was the son of Virgil Lee West and
Pearl E. (Bramblet) West. He married Bonnie Lou (Albright) West on August 12, 1948
and she survives.
Other survivors include 2 sons- Henry L. "Hank" West (wife Kathy) of Shelbyville,
Keith E. West (wife Carol) of Jeffersonville; a brother Wayne West (wife Phyllis) of
Brazil Indiana; 3 grandchildren- Jason H. West (wife Maressa), Kimberly M. West,
Michelle Treasure (husband Sean); 5 great-grandchildren- Addison & Jaxon West,
Braylon, Myla, & Lyndin Treasure; one niece and 3 nephews. He was preceded in
death by his parents, and a brother and sister-in-law Jay & Kathryn Thompson.
Mr. West had lived in this area since 1998, after moving from Greenwood. He graduated
from Bridgeton High School in 1945, was a member of the West Street United Methodist
Church, and a 72 year member of Bridgeton Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran, serving
in the US Army Air Corp. He had been employed as a supervisor in the heat treat dept.
of Detroit Diesel- Allison for 24 years, retiring in 1989. He also was employed earlier as
foreman at Arketex Brick in Brazil for 15 years, and worked as a coal miner for a short
time as well as being employed at Bridgeton Mill during his high school years.
Gene enjoyed watching sports on tv, and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren,
Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son
Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Bill Horner officiating. Burial will be in Cottage
Hill Cemetery in Brazil. Friends may call on Thursday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 am
until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Walker House Activity Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.