Patrick Henry West Sr. age 77, of Honey Creek, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 in his home with loved ones present. Pat was born on August 15th, 1942, to George and Wanda West. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School in Missouri Valley, Iowa in 1959. Following graduation pat helped with the family farm and later went on to serve his country by joining the army. On October 1st, 1965 he married the love of his life Sharon Suzanne Meadows, and they began a beautiful life long journey in marriage for 54 years, that can only be described as everlasting. Pat and Suzy raised five beautiful children, Patrick Henry Jr., Gina Susanne, Darren Dion, Marty Cary, and Monte Ray. Pat adored and loved each of his children with all his heart. It was their presence and his devotion to his family that truly completed his world. Pat was a hard worker and enjoyed his careers as a fencer and life long farmer. He spent most of his life working with his dad and brothers on the West family farm. However, the day to day of being a farmer doesn’t stop in the fields. Pat always enjoyed a nice, long relaxing ride on his motorcycle. Most of these rides ended as great memories spent with family and friends at the local Aeorplane Inn, where there was always a cold beer, a good hand of cards, and a competitive game of pool going on. He also had a great many hobbies. Pat was an avid gardener and was very proud of his plants, fruits, and vegetables that he tended to every year. He also cared for all the various critters that came into his life, with his favorite being the peacocks. No matter how hard or how long the day was he was always a devoted husband, father, brother, grandpa, and friend. He was there no matter what. Pat once quoted that, “I am living proof that one can’t tell a book by its cover”.
Pat is preceded in death by his parents, George and Wanda; nephews George “PeeWee” III, Ronald Jr.; great nephew Adam Micheal.
He is survived by his wife Sharon; son Patrick Jr. wife Pamela of Missouri Valley; daughter Gina Huber(West) husband Reece of Missouri Valley; son Darren fiancé April of Honey Creek; son Marty wife Christina of Honey Creek; son Monte Hanel wife Diane of Elk City; brothers George Jr. wife Cathy, Micheal, Ronald Sr. wife Debbie, Rick Sr. wife Nancy; sister Teresa Boll husband Rick Sr.; nine grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Celebration of Life Service officiated by Cliff Whitley 11:00 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley, Iowa
The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Eagles Club following the Celebration of Life Service.
Patrick Henry West Sr.
I found a picture of you One that I had not seen in a while I held it gently in my hands Lost for a moment in your smile I found a card from you Written in your special way I held it gently in my hands Lost for a moment in that day Memories, sweet gifts from you To allow my heart a breath To let me be lost for a moment To remember life not just death