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Earl C. West
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Earl C West

Rev. Earl C. West, 89, of Dunn died Friday evening February 2, 2018 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehab in Benson, NC.

Rev. West was born June 24, 1928 in Sampson County, son of the late Carl and Carrie Moore West and was also preceded in death by a brother, Bruce West and son-in-law, Freddie Davis. He was a retired carpenter and pastor of The Church of God in Erwin, NC.

Rev. West was a beloved husband, father, friend, and above all, a great man of God. He served God as Pastor, District Overseer, and Evangelist for approximately 66 years with the help of his wife, Ruth.   He was a champion of God’s truth and evangelistic proclamation. His smile captured the light of God and shown onto those around him as a beacon of hope.  He was a man of a different breed, from a time when men were built tough and made decisions based on what was right, not what was easy. Earl C. West was an evangelical pastor who spent his life serving both God and people, touching hearts across the state of North Carolina. He lent his hand to administer help to anybody and everybody in need and was consistently an active part of his community. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His light will continue to shine through the lives of those he touched. We take comfort in knowing he now rests in the arms of our Eternal Savior.

Rev. West is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ila Ruth Lee West: daughters, Brenda Smith and husband, Larry Smith of Raleigh, Pamela Davis of Princeton, Sherry Betancourt and husband, Andy Betancourt of Garner; son, Ronnie West and wife Barbara West of Easley, South Carolina; sister-in-law, Jackie Bass; Grandchildren, Sheila Smith (Chuck Smith), Todd Smith, Lance Davis and wife, Jessica, Hunter Davis, Rachel Loftus and husband, Brandon, Carrie Ingram, and husband, Victor, Alexis Betancourt, Jake Betancourt, and wife, Taylor, and Dylan Betancourt; Great grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Brandon Smith, Ava Davis, Savannah Loftus, Rebecca Loftus, John Loftus, and Isabelle Ingram.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00pm-8:00pm Monday, February 5, 2018 at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Anders officiating.  Burial will follow at Lee’s Chapel Williford Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome however memorials may be made to The Church of God in Erwin at 107 3rd Street, Erwin, NC 28339.

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905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

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Dunn, NC 28334


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