October 17, 1949 - July 19, 2020
Donald (Butch) Ray West, age 70, died after a long fight with cancer on July 19, 2020.
Butch is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Fairleigh, his children, Chelle Rae Wheeler, Charlotte Railsback and husband Brent, and Corey West. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Trevor Ray West, Elizabeth Gutierrez, Dylan Wheeler, and Emma Raye Railsback; great grandchildren, Dakodah West and Warenlee Gutierrez, as well as his sister, Mary Ann Pryor and husband CJ; and his brother Harry M. West and wife Susie.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen West, and his brothers, Rickey Lee West, and Jimmy Gene West.
Butch was born on October 17, 1949, to Mary Ellen West in Centerville, TX. He was a proud Marine that served as a dog handler in the Vietnam War. After returning from the war, he worked as an electrician until he and his brother Rickey opened West Boats Inc. of Mesquite, Texas.
Butch was a true family man and a loving father. He was known by family and friends to be a quick-witted tough guy with a good heart. He loved hunting, working on his farm, and his many bulldogs through the years.
A burial is scheduled for 11am on August 18, 2020 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery – 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211 where he will be honored by the Military.
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