Fred W. West, Jr., 83, a lifelong resident of Wiscasset, died June 9 at a Brunswick hospital.
He was born at the family farm in Wiscasset on Dec. 25, 1924, a son of Fred W. and Beulah May (Sprague) West, Sr. He attended Wiscasset schools and then entered the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 20, 1947, he married Wilberta M. Nichols. He was employed at Bath Iron Works retiring in 1986 as a pipefitter.
He was an active member of the Wiscasset American Legion.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence West and Robert West.
He is survived by his wife, Wilberta M. West of Wiscasset; two sons, Merle C. West of Alna and Gregory N. West of Wiscasset; one daughter, Marie A. Johnson and husband Rex of Alna; two brothers, Roy West and wife Laura of Guilford, Vt., and Pastor Glen West and wife Janet of Wiscasset; five grandchildren, Lisa Comito, Kimberly Fife, Courtney Johnson, Ashley West and Nicholas West; three great-grandchildren, Roxanne Comito, Veronica Comito and Samuel Comito; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service 2 p.m., Thurs., June 12 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wiscasset American Legion, P.O. Box 214, Wiscasset, ME 04578 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 40 Federal St., Wiscasset.