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Gerald Lester West

November 18, 1956 — January 11, 2022


Gerald "Gary" Lester West, age 65 of Crawfordsville, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was born in Crawfordsville on November 18, 1956 to James Thomas West and Sally Jean (Fine) Willis.

Gary attended Crawfordsville High School and throughout the years worked at RR Donnelleys, Mid-States, Nor-Cote, and more recently was the warehouse shipping supervisor at in Avon. He enjoyed playing golf, pool, throwing darts, canoeing, listening to Bob & Tom, was a Colts and Pacers fan, and enjoyed watching Indy Racing.

On December 2, 1972 he married the love of his life, Phyllis Demoret, who survives. He is also survived by his father, James (Linda) West; his step-father, Terry Willis; his mother-in-law, Hazel Staggs; two children, Jennifer (Patrick) Busenbark and Clinton (Alana) West; a brother, Charles (Kathy) West; two sisters, Lori (Neal) Miles and Elizabeth (James) Halfhill; seven grandchildren, Destiny (Jacob), Kierra, Nickolas, Brennden, Emmett, Reese, Raelyn; two great grandchildren, Paislee and Oliver, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Jean Willis; a sister, Kim Renee West; his brother-in-law, Mike Demoret; his father-in-law, Floyd Demoret; his paternal grandparents, Gerald & Dorothy West; and his maternal grandparents, Lester & Frances Fine.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 12:00pm till the time of the funeral service at 3:30pm with Pastor Todd Randles officiating. Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Share memories and condolences online at

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Friday, January 14, 2022

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