Eather West, age 86, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at his home.
Mr. West was born Nov. 21, 1926, in the New River Community of Anderson County. He and his family moved to Oliver Springs in 1963. Before the move to Oliver Springs, Mr. West worked as a underground coal miner, and he also drove coal trucks for Ruben Phillips Trucking, and Walls and Coker.
Following several years of employment, Mr. West retired in 1988 as a foreman at the Tennessee Valley Authority location in Claxton. He and his late wife, Omer Phillips West, owned and operated West Florist in Oliver Springs for more than 40 years.
Eather proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, during World War II. While serving, he received several campaign medals, ribbons, decorations, and citations, including the WWII victory medal. [Read more…]