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Floyd Valson West

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On July 15, 2020 @ 11:39 am In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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Floyd Valson West went home to be with the Lord July 6, 2020. Floyd was born on the Red River near Vernon Texas November 6, 1929 and grew up in San Antonio.

In 1948 Floyd joined the US Coast Guard and was stationed in the Atlantic City area. It was there that Floyd met his wife of 64 years Betty Lamson.

In 1951 Floyd and Betty moved to Betty’s hometown of New Gretna. Floyd was employed by Atlantic City Electric Co. He served as mayor of New Gretna from 1972 to 1984. During this time, Floyd fought for the preservation of The Pine Barrens which became the first national reserve in the country.

Floyd was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, folk artist, church elder, a friend to those in need, a patriot and most all a follower of Jesus Christ.

Floyd was a member of The Sons of the Republic of Texas.

Son of David V. and Bertha R. West. Floyd was predeceased by his brother Terrell and survived by his sisters Billie, Betty and Bobbie all of San Antonio Texas.

Floyd was predeceased by his wife Betty and daughter Marilyn (Scott). Floyd survived raising 4 daughters Barbara, Marilyn, Debra and Rebecca (Chris). He was grandfather to Sarah (Jason), Emily (Eric), Melissa (Eric), Nathan (Courtney), Cannon, Olivia, and Claire and 9 great grandchildren.

Graveside Services were held at Miller Cemetery New Gretna and entrusted to Brian L. Maxwell NJ Lic#3834 with the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Lancaster PA, in conjunction with Lowenstein Saraceno Funeral Home of Smithville NJ.

A celebration of Floyd’s life will be held at a later date when family and friends can gather.

Donations may be made to Steele Branch Cemetery C/O Larry Childress 1943 FM 3335 Stockdale TX 78160, or to Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc. 1 Billy Graham Parkway Charlotte NC 28201.  To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com




Condolences for the family of “Floyd Valson West”

Condolence from CWO Bob Schweikert, USCG, (Ret.) on July 16th, 2020 11:49 am

Thank you for your service in the US Coast Guard and our Country. RIP Brother.

Condolence from Bobbie West Strickland on July 17th, 2020 10:44 am

Heart Broken because my brother was loved and respected so much by this family
Rejoicing because we are assured we will see him again through our faith in Jesus Christ
RIP I will see you on that beautiful shore
Sister Bobbie

Deepest Sympathy to Barbara, Debra , Rebecca , the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Aunt Bobbie

Condolence from Dean Cramer on July 17th, 2020 4:45 pm

Mr. West was one of my favorite mentors as I was growing up in New Gretna. I credit him for convincing me to ask Jesus to be my savior. He was my Sunday School teacher at the time. Mr. West not only talked the talk of a Christian, but walked it as well. He confronted me personally about my faith. He made it clear that accepting God’s free gift of salvation was a decision I must make for myself – no one else could make it for me. I didn’t make a decision at that point, but a short time later at a church service an invitation was given to the audience to ask Jesus to save them. Feeling convicted by the Holy Spirit, I confessed that I was a lost sinner condemned to hell and asked Jesus to forgive me and give me His promise of eternal life. (Romans 6:23)

I will never forget Mr. West for caring enough about me to challenge me about my need of salvation, and showing me what it was like to be a born again Christian. My prayer for anyone who reads this and has not made a decision to accept Christ as their savior, would do so before it is eternally too late! I’m certain that Mr. West would want that as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve your loss. But rejoice in the fact that Mr. West is in the presence of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ!

Condolence from Jeff Galupo on July 17th, 2020 7:13 pm

My prayers and condolences to all Floyd’s family.I was a brand new Christian in 1978 and was on Floyd’s shift at BL England.Floyd answered all my many questions a new believer would have .He gave me the best advice ,then to transfer to all day work for my young families sake which I did.I would always stop and say hello when I could because I left for another job.The words Well done thy faithful servant were words that Floyd heard in meeting his Lord. God bless❤️

Condolence from Harrison G Cunningham on July 20th, 2020 4:08 pm

“Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound that Saved a Wrench like me”
I was a mess, before I Knew God Loved me personally. Before this the only thing I knew is that
I could never measure up and live like those church folks, I felt like I would always be in that unforgivable group. My sins were many and the weight of them on me was great. Thank you God for allowing Floyd to share with me that Jesus said “whosoever will may come.”….even me. Instead of committing suicide, I cried out to God, and He heard my cry, and filled my heart with His Joy and Peace. That same night I surrendered to Jesus’s Love and Purpose for me, I ran down to Floyd’s home and shared with him my new found life In Jesus. What a wonderful time we had that night, as we shared and thanked our Lord for all His Grace and Mercy.

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