He was a lifelong resident of this area having been born in Cleveland on Aug. 17, 1947, a son of the late Bert and Melvina West.
He was of the Baptist faith. He worked for more than 40 years in the professional wrestling industry and during the past 12 years had been with Cole Brothers Circus.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory two sons: Rodney West of McDonald and Brent West and wife, Carla, of Chattanooga; two stepgrandchildren: Elizabeth Hawkins and Mark Hawkins; the mother of his children, Brenda Wilkinson, of Cleveland; and several other extended family members and friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Stuart Park Baptist Church, 850 17th St., with the Revs. Bobby Simmons and Jimmy Powell officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from noon until the 2 p.m. service time.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Ronnie and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial Web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to assist the West family with these arrangements.