Danny Lee West, born on January 21, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on January 24, 2019.
Dan was happily married to Kathy West for almost 50 years. They would have celebrated their 50thanniversary on Valentines Day this year. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Genevieve and his sister, Nancy.
Dan is survived by his children: Jeremy, Heather (Kevin), Jeff (Chandra), Jason, Jon (Misha) andJim (Jennifer); brothers: Jim (Mary) and Bruce (Elaine); sister: Patricia (Dave); grandchildren: Tyler, Ryan, Meghan, Jacob, Wendy, TJ (Malori), Christian, Bella, Grace, Brayden, Logan, Alec, Forrest, Leo and great-granddaughter Liliana.
After attending Calvary Bible College, Dan received his degree in Business from Ottawa University. Dan worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 16 years and then became the Vice President of Human Resources at Hillyard in St. Joseph, Mo., where he retired.
Dan proudly served his community on the boardsof several local churches, Heartland Medical Center, Calvary Bible College and was appointed to a Senate Committee by Governor Carnahan.
Dan was a man of strong faith and loved his family and friends very much. He was known to help anyone who needed it, even strangers. He was generous with his love, time and resources. Some of Dan‘s hobbies were spending time with his family, playing card games with friends, repairing cars, playing basketball, golfing and fishing.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Exodus Cry, which is an organization in Kansas City committed to abolishing human trafficking.