Keith West

May 29, 1968 - May 24, 2019
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Keith Douglas West, 50, of Savannah, Georgia, and formerly of New Philadelphia, passed away May 24, 2019, following injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Born in Dover on May 29, 1968, he was the son of James M. (Tena) West of Gilmore and Sharon Swinderman of Massillon.

After graduating from Claymont Hi…

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Keith Douglas West, 50, of Savannah, Georgia, and formerly of New Philadelphia, passed away May 24, 2019, following injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Born in Dover on May 29, 1968, he was the son of James M. (Tena) West of Gilmore and Sharon Swinderman of Massillon.

After graduating from Claymont High School, he joined the United States Army in February of 1987, having served for numerous years, until his retirement in 2014, holding the rank of Sergeant.

While in service, Keith served in Desert Storm in 1990 to 1991. He was later stationed in 2008 in Kuwait and Iraq. Also, he was served in Afghanistan from 2010-11. He was a decorated veteran retiring with an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star; and Army Commendation Meal (6th award); and Army Achievement Medal (4th award); Meritorious Unit Commendation; National Defense Service Medal; South West Asia Service Medal with three Bonze Service Stars; the Global War on Terrorism Medal; NATO Medal; Kuwait Libertarian Medal; and Iraqi Camp Medal, to name a few.

Keith also worked as a builder, first for his father’s company, Sharon Valley Builders. Later, he started his own company, K-D Builders.

In his free time, Keith greatly enjoyed riding and fixing Harley Davidson motorcycles. He also was devoted to his family and often an encouragement and support to them.

In addition to his parents, Keith is survived by his wife, Roxann West of Georgia; his children, Laycee (Trevor) Striker, Brooke West, and Keith “Gus” West, II, all of Uhrichsville; his grandchildren, Lilah Striker and Branson Wade; his siblings, Jim West of Gnadenhutten, JoAnn West of Chesterland, O., Lynzee (Brock) Abel of Massillon, and Chad Swinderman of Gnadenhutten; step-children Ariel and Omaya; his mother-in-law, Carol Lunch; father-in-law, David Wilson; brother-in-law, Daniel (Evelyn) Wilson; and numerous nieces, nephews, his large military family, and many dear friends.

Keith was preceded in passing by his step-father, Doug Swinderman.

A time to visit with the family and offer your support and love will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. At 3 p.m., guests will be invited to the funeral home flag pole where military honors will be rendered to honor Keith’s dedication and service to his country.

Memorial contributions in Keith’s memory may be directed to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 3803 N Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

At 3 PM, guests will be invited to the funeral home flag pole where military honors will be rendered to honor Keith’s dedication and service to his country.


Donation Information

National Alliance on Mental Illness

3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203

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Born: May 29, 1968
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Linda Terry posted on 6/9/19

Keith grew up in teenage years with my kids, especially with my son; bill Heidi. Sorry for the families loss. Prayers to all.

 

Susie Maxwell posted on 6/6/19

My condolences for the loss of Keith. It sure was great to know him all these years and always nice to run into him when I would. I have not seen him for awhile but when we did happen to he would always make me laugh and relive old memories of high school shenanigans just like they were yesterday! I would always walk away feeling so happy and good to talk with him! He always seemed so happy and upbeat. The world has lost a pretty great person.

 

Kim Price posted on 6/5/19

My Sympathy goes out to all of you in this sad time,I'm very sorry for your loss

 

Rick and Sue Norman posted on 6/5/19

It was too soon and too early. May God Bless the family at such a sorrowful time. Our heart is with you.

 

Jean Maffo Parker posted on 6/5/19

I am so sorry for your loss. He will always be with you. Love, Jean Maffo Parker????

 

Mandy Alberico posted on 6/5/19

I will never forget the years of being your neighbor watching our children grow together. You will be missed “chicken wing” God Speed. My sincerity deepest condolences to all that knew you especially the beautiful children you’ve left behind, Lacey, Brooke and Gus.

 

Dusty Applegarth McCreery posted on 6/5/19

So sorry for your Families loss God Bless ??

 

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