Betty J. West, age 90, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.
Mrs. West was born in Jellico, Tennessee, on May 25, 1926, the daughter of the late Tunsel “Tun” and Nannie Belle (Daugherty) King. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Rev. James West, three brothers: Robert, Thelbert “Theb”, and Herbert King, two sisters: Thelma Dye and Bessie Jean Floyd, three grandchildren: Randel Gerald West, Jr., Robert West, and Jami Ann West, and a great grandson Anderson Lee Ball.
Surviving family include her, four sons: James David (Bonnie) West of Pine Knot, Steve Allen (Vickie) West of Indiana, Randel Gerald (Lynn) West of Bethel, Ohio, and Scott Kevin (Mickey) West of Maryville, Tennessee, three daughters: Wilma June (Rene’) Belanger of Toronto, Canada, Tamera Sue (Thomas) Chitwood of Pine Knot, and Tonya Jean (Andy) Dyer of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren with one on the way.
Betty was a member of the Otter Creek United Baptist Church where she was a pastors wife for many years. She enjoyed search word puzzles, taking care of James, game show especially Wheel of Fortune, Reba, and her gospel stations. Betty was the Vice President of the residents committe at Signature Health Care and never missed a meeting. "To Know her was to love her". She also loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services: Sunday, July 31, 2016, in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Steve West and Bro. William Clark officiating.
Burial at the Hill Cemetery at Strunk, Kentucky
Visitation – Sunday from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Pine Knot Funeral Home assisting with arrangements.