David Olen West

Friday, June 9, 1944 - Thursday, November 8, 2018

In Loving Memory

Photo of David  Olen  West  - 1944-2018

Canton- David Olen West, age 74, went to his reward on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice Wines West and Varder Olen West; a brother, James Dale West and a sister, Nancy West Gaddy.

David is survived by his loving wife, Lorene Sprinkle West;  his sons,  Dana V. West and his wife, Laura of Matthews, VA and Stacy Olen West and his wife, Debra of Clyde; a step-daughter, Cyndy Reeves Rape and her husband, Jason  of Monroe; step-grandchildren, Reeves, Mason and Blakely and special friends, Phyllis and Arthur Millican.

A gathering of family and friends to honor and celebrate the life of David will be held from 3:00 until 5:00 pm Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the fellowship hall of Canton First Baptist Church.

Memorial donations may be made in David’s memory to Canton First Baptist Church, The Mann Sunday School Class,74 Academy Street, Canton NC 28716.

At other times the family will be at the West home located at 36 Spruce Street in Canton.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the West Family.


Condolences from family and friends


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Sometimes there are no words that can really express the pain that we feel when someone so special leaves us. It is then we are reminded that our Heavenly Father hears the cries of our heart and gives us comfort and peace. Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 1:2,3; John 6:40. Remembering David always in our heart. Extending our deepest condolences and prayers to his family.
The Allen Family
It certainly was a blessing to have known David. A true "champion' for sure. Please know that I am thinking of the family in this time of loss.
Rodney Lindsey
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. I have missed Marion at Arrowhead Cove Bingo, but was so glad she had moved home with you you & David. I know David will be deeply missed by so many, and especially his church family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief.
Juanita Dixon
We are praying that the Lord will pour His mercy and grace upon your family at this time. Our prayers are with you all.
Ted and Cindy Moore and Doris Rape
My sincere sympathy to Davids family. I know that he will be missed. Sending love and prayers to the family.
Cathie Collins Hooper
I went to school with David. He was one of the friendliness and kindness persons in high school. He always spoke to this little freshman, which was a big deal to me. I am very sorry for David's family. I know David had many friends and I was one. Joe Williams
Joe Williams
So sorry to all the family I was one of David’s cousins and have you all in my thoughts and prayers.
I am very sorry for your loss, "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”​—2 Thessalonians. 2:16, 17.
Lorene and Family, Prior to you and David joining Canton First Baptist, I did not know him personally. After he joined the choir, I found him to be one of the funniest and nicest people ever. David always shared his cute jokes and peppermint candy. He and I always discussed the current books we were reading and on occasions swapped our favorites. Our church family will never be the same and we share your grief. Please know each of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Debbie Lewis
I played football with David. He was one of the most kind and caring guys I have ever known. He was a good man.
Doug Haynes