Ruby Jackson Gay West of McMinnville was born June 12, 1927 and died March 17.
Mrs. West was a homemaker and nursery woman and was well known for her love of cooking big meals for her family. She was a member of Turning Point United Pentecostal Church where she enjoyed her role of greeting everyone at the door with a warm and welcoming hug.
Mrs. West was preceded in death by her husband, James Titus West on April 8, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents Marvin L. and Nora Elizabeth Gay, brothers Homer and Gentry Gay, sisters Annie Mai Sparkman, Virgie Colwell, Cloie Caldwell, Bertha Clouse, Pauline James and Dorthy Presley.
Survivors include her three sons and spouses, Amus (Unita) West, Calvin (Juanita) West and Clayton (Susie) West, all of McMinnville; grandchildren and spouses Tim (Melody) West, Tina (Wayne) Hopkins, Jimmy West, Alan (Stacey) West, Jackie (Benita) Troglen, Michael West, Janie Campbell, Angie Bulh, Chrystal (Richard) Rhea, and Troy Rogers. She is also survived by brothers and spouses, James (Darlene) Gay and John E. (Lois) Gay, 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. West spent the last few years as a resident of McMinnville Boarding Home where she was loved and taken care of by the caring staff. She is also survived by her friend and roommate Mrs. Geneva Fisher.
Funeral service was held Thursday, March 19, at High’s Chapel with Wayne Hopkins and Tim West officiating. Interment followed at Mt. View Cemetery.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 20, 2015