Robert Cooper West was born July 11, 1957 and entered in to rest December 17, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and loved his job at Tennessee Sling where he worked for the last several years. Among his many pastimes, his favorite was his grandchildren. Robert spent many days at the zoo, the movies, scenic railroad, Chuck E. Cheese, and playing in the backyard with his granddaughters. He loved to joke and laugh and would do anything see his grandchildren smile. He was a true animal lover with a particular love for exotic birds. His best friend was his scarlet macaw, Noggy, who also gained his eternal wings earlier this year. Robert loved to garden, growing and preserving his own food, and feeding his friends and neighbors from the bounty. He was also a proud patriot, who was passionate about politics and loved his country very much. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Robbie West, his mother, Attie Jane West of Benton, TN and Chattanooga, and his father, James West of Chattanooga. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ada West, sons Neil (Elizabeth) West and Rick (Sammie) Taylor, step sons Jeff (Patricia) Sinclair and Jarade (Valerie) Sinclair, grandchildren Marley, Malachi, Josiah, Isabella, Julyssia, Jaiden, and Patrick (children of Neil West), Alexis, Amber, Mya, Gwenyth, and Ben (Children of Rick Taylor) and Sarah Beth and Karis Joy (Children of Jarade Sinclair) and special friends, Ed Harding and Glenn Beavers. A tribute will be held on December 27, 2019 for family and friend at 3 pm at Lane Funeral Home- Ashland Terrace. There will be a service held in in the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home at 4:00 pm to follow with reception. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home – 601 Ashland Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415. (423) 877-3524 Lanefh.com
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