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Amos West

Amos Groves West


Amos Groves West Obituary
Amos Groves West, a native of Gloucester County, died on August 12, 2018, after a brief illness. Amos graduated from Achilles High School Class of 1948, Old Dominion University, and the College of William and Mary. He retired from Hampton City Public School system, where he was an educator, coach, and administrator. A member of the Hampton Lions Club, First United Methodist Church, Hampton and attended Severn Church in Gloucester. Amos lived life to the fullest, fishing, playing tennis, cooking, riding his bike, and taking care of his beloved Joan. Parents, Russell and Bettie West and his brothers, Merton, William, and Marion Earl West preceded him in death. Amos is survived by his wife, of 65 years, Joan L. West; daughters, Jamee Hall and husband, Gary; Kristee Georgiou and husband George; grandchildren Chase Hall and wife Lexi; Brett Hall and fiance Emily; Alex Georgiou and fiance Kelly; Eleni Georgiou and boyfriend, Robbie; and great-grandson, Edward Amos Hall; sister, Fannie Johnson and brother, Ernest West along with a multitude of loving nieces and nephews. The family is grateful for their friends who continue to support them with love. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Riverside Regional Hospital SICU doctors and nurses for the loving care they provided. The family will receive friends Friday, August 24, 2018, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, 3098 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA, 23072. A celebration of his life conducted by Pastor Bill West and Dr. Danny M. West will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Severn Church, 9066 Robins Neck Road, Gloucester, VA, 23061. Inurnment will be private. In our loved one's memory, contributions may be made to Severn Church 9066 Robins Neck Road, Gloucester or the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061. Please visit hfh@verizon.net to share condolences. Under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.

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08/19/18 07:25 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

Coach West, a very familar face during my days, roaming the KHS Hallowed Halls, 1966 through 1969!  He looked so very fit, strong, and tough.  I did not have him for a teacher or a Coach but I could tell he was a serious presence with high expectations.  Probably, we need more like him in today's schools.  Based on some of the comments that we have received, about him, there were some who found very positvie things to share and then a few that were shared that indicate the high expectations part and sometimes a clash about that.  In any event, Coach West seems to have done it his way and his life made a difference in folks' lives.  RIP Coach, till we meet again!

Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier '69

08/20/18 09:03 PM #2    

Coach Robert K. Jones

I knew  Amos as a great coach and good friend.  

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