Lionel P. West, Sr. passed away at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington, LA on Monday, March 16, 2020. He was 91. Beloved husband of the late Daisy Punch West. He was the father of Wanda West Grass (David) and Lionel P. West, Jr. (Della Fatzer) and grandfather of Allan Feltes (Jennifer), Garret Grass, Brian West (Laura) and Scott West. Great-grandfather of Emma Feltes and Jacob West. Son of the late Margaret O’Hanlon West and Edward T. West, Sr. Brother of the late Althea West Bienvenu, Edward T. West, Jr., Alton West and Irvin West, Sr. Mr. West was a native of New Orleans, LA who attended Tulane University and was a successful advertising executive for several major retail firms. During the Korean War, he served with the famous U.S. Army 3rd Division. He was wounded in action and decorated with the Purple Heart and awarded the Bronze Star for valor on the battlefield. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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