Charles "Chino" Ray West

Born: Wed., Mar. 14, 1979
Died: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018


5:00 PM Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Location: Big Cove Baptist

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Location: Big Cove Baptist

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Charles “Chino” Ray West, 39, of Cherokee passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Chino was a master Carpenter and Roofer.  He was one of the most genuine, kind, absolutely hilarious and coolest people to be around.  He was such a beautiful person that always had a smile for everyone he was around.  There was never a dull moment in his presence, he filled so many lives with happiness and laughter.  He could turn your grey skies blue with just a smile or a joke, Chino is truly one of a kind.  He’s a ray of sunshine and a rainbow after a storm.  He will be incredibly missed and forever loved, gone but never forgotten.

He is survived by his wife, Leigh Ann Owle West; his children, Ayianna West and Philip West; Brothers, Dondi Crowe, Levi West, Kiah West, and Newt Jackson; Sisters, Heather Gloyne, Kim Crowe, Hilda Crowe, Shoni Medina, Karol Anne Sherlin, and Stefanie Arch; Aunts and Uncles, Mama Hatt, Boomer West, Mama Hutt, Panda Jackson, T-Bear Jackson, J.J. Jackson, and Tracy West; Uncle Jesse Welch, Uncle Bo Parris, Aunt Eloise James of California; Mother and Father-in-law, Patricia and Clifton M. Owle; Special Niece, Aisha L. Owle; many nieces and nephews, and cousin Bruce Martin, Jr. “Cricket”.

Chino was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Jose’” M. West; mother, Lawanda D. Jackson; Brother, Robert “Paco” M. West, Jr.; Paternal Grandfather, Jim West; Step-Grandfather, Merv “Poppy” Jackson; and cousin Roman “Booda” West.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 beginning at 5 pm at the Big Cove Baptist Church where the body will remain until the hour of service on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2 pm at the Big Cove Baptist Church.  Pastor James “Bo” Parris will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Tracy West, Jimmie Gloyne, Newt Jackson, and Willie Troy.


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Joanna Lee Parris
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
Kathy, Tracy and to all the family. I am so very sorry for the loss of Chino!
Love you all, Joanna

   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
I want to express my heartfelt condolences to Chino's loved ones. He will be missed by many. My sons& I are all saddened by his passing, as we were Stickball family. I've explained to my sons, when one of our people pass away, they don't truly leave us, tradition teaches they join the ancestors on the other side to be our guides& protectors in life& any time we choose to speak to them they hear us. When we pay attention to our surroundings, we are aware of their response to us.
Sending up smoke and prayers for all.

Terry Greene
   Posted Wed November 14, 2018
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear Loved one. Our loving Creator never planned for death to be part of his original plan. There is such a loving scripture found at Revelation 21:3 & 4 which reads: with I heard a loud voice from the throne say”Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, And they will be his people, And God himself will be with them, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The Former things have passed away “ I hope these words help you find comfort and also give you hope for our near future.

Mr. Terry
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
To The Family,
As a volunteer minister, I read obituary columns on a regular basis. My goal is to make an earnest effort to comfort the surviving family members during their time of mourning. In reading the obituary one can clearly understand why Charles "Chino" Ray West will be greatly missed. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him, but it seems that he was the kind of guy that any guy would befriend. But, keep in mind that the Lord Jesus stated that the dead are only sleeping. (John 11:11-14) Jesus also highlighted that he would awaken the dead and bring them to life. (John 5:28-29) In God's new world sickness, old age, and death itself will not exist and all of our deceased loved ones will have the precious opportunity of living forever. (Revelation 21:3,4; Isaiah 25:8; 33:24) I hope that the aforementioned scriptures soften the pain on your aching hearts at this most difficult time. Please accept my deepest thoughts of sympathy in the passing of Mr. Charles "Chino" Ray West.

Mr. Terry, a volunteer minister

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