Glenn Alva West

January 30, 1921 - July 21, 2013

Glenn Alva West, age 92, of Floyd, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013. He was born on January 30, 1921 to the late Willie and Ellen West. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Wilma Beyer, a great-granddaughter and a great-great granddaughter. A Navy veteran, he served on a destroyer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. In the past, he worked at Harris Hardwood, Fred Whitaker, and retired as a machine operator from Hollingsworth and Vose. He was a member of Harvestwood Covenant Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth West; two step-daughters and their families; three sons, Glenn West, Jr., Bobbie West (Peggy Joyce) Kenneth West (Ann); one daughter, Ruby Tate; five grandchildren, Roger, Kevin, Tammy, Dana, and Christopher; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Theo van Blerk officiating. Interment will follow at the Radford Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Floyd V.F.W. Post # 7854 and Floyd American Legion Post # 127. The family will receive friends at Gardner Funeral Home on Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral service. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Wayne Gardner

July 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. A dear friend from way back. Our family were neighbors when he first moved to Floyd and were work mates at H&V also. Loved to stop and talk when seeing him walking. Will be missed greatly and our Prayers go out to the family.