Eric Eugene West, 56, of Swannanoa, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Born August 21, 1965, to the late Harley Lee West and Anita Wyatt West.
Eric is preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Phillip West, of Asheville, NC, and half-brother, Harley West Jr., of Spartanburg, SC.
Eric was a graduate of Reynolds High School and a long-time employee of Ingles grocery stores, serving as a meat cutter. He enjoyed collecting certain antiques, along with old fishing gear, knives, and NASCAR items. After a short battle with cancer, Eric peacefully went home in his sleep to be with the Lord. We will meet again in Glory!
He is survived by his brother, Mark Anthony West and wife, Michelle Koepke West, of Swannanoa, NC; fiancé, Jennifer Hart, of Swannanoa, NC; aunt, Mary West Wyatt, of Asheville, and Maxine Wyatt, of Blacksburg, SC; uncle, Roy Wyatt, and wife, Darlene, of Jupiter, NC, and Tommy West of Asheville, NC; half-sisters, Joann Lee West Ramirez and April West, of Spartanburg, SC.
Due to the pandemic concerns, there will be a small family memorial service held on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 4:00, at the Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 2176 US-70, Swannanoa, NC 28778. Reverend Jesse Sours will be officiating.
I Did Not Die
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the mourning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush;
of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.