Ernest James West the child of Verise Chestnut and William T. West was born in Horry County, South Carolina on January 7, 1952. He departed from this life on Thursday June 18, 2020 at his residence. Ernest West attended the public schools in Horry County. Quickly after school he went into the US army for a period of time and after that he returned back home where he worked for the Myrtle Beach High school as a janitor/school bus driver. He also later went on to become a member of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist church.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers T.C, Jerry, Willie T, Johnny, Daniel and one sister Lou Ella West. He was the last of the crew. Ernest was known by the saying “Mr. West the handy man” if he could’ve helped you in any way he would have. He was a very cheerful guy who loved to fish, if he knew of a good spot Ernest West would be there.
He leaves to cherish his memories his three children: Tara, Ernestine (Isaac) Collington and Casey all of Myrtle Beach, SC, Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a special niece Verise Lee and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Message from the children
You left us without saying goodbye, if you would have told us that you was leaving we would have told you not to go but God whispered in your ear and told you it was time and you gladly accepted his offer. Even though we’re going to miss you dearly we will never forget the memories that we shall cherish for the rest of our lives. Take your rest Dad We Love You.
Tara, Ernestine, Casey
Ernest West of Myrtle Beach passed June 17, 2020. There will be a private viewing from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the Ocean View Funeral home Myrtle Beach Chapel.
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