A lover of Jesus, his family, the Miami Dolphins, muscle cars, and classic rock, DeWayne Timothy “Tim” West, 61, of Amarillo left this world on Saturday, July 20, 2019, surrounded by family at BSA Hospice of the Southwest.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia, Amarillo. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 24 at Chaparral Hills Baptist Church, 4000 W. Cherry, Amarillo, with Pastor Alan Burkhalter officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.
Tim was born on November 13, 1957 in Miami, Oklahoma to Clara and Howard West. He married the love of his life, Lori Schooler West, in 1980, and together they have raised three children: Tim, Krystin, and Macy. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Megan West, granddaughter, Clara West, siblings, Dan and wife Charla, David and wife Rene, Doug, Joe, and Susan West, and many other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mike.
For the past fifteen years, Tim has served the City of Amarillo working in the transportation department, but Tim would have shared that his greatest servitude was to the Lord. An active member of the Chaparral Hills Baptist Church, Tim never met a stranger and will be remembered for his kind heart, contagious smile, and ability to restore anything—from a broken spirit to the body of any car. He loved spending time with his family, having lengthy conversations, telling even longer jokes, watching sports (especially the Miami Dolphins), and appreciating all of God’s creations, from catching a fish to the perfect sunset. He never left a room or hung up the phone without a “Love ya, Brother!” (or other terms of endearment), and always practiced what he preached—if you believe it, it will happen.
Tim spent the final years of his life in a hard-fought battle with prostate cancer. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Lubbock’s UMC Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge for the wonderful care and support they provided to Tim.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hope Lodge, 3513 10th St, Lubbock, TX 79415.