Bennie Norman “Big Time” West, Sr., age 77, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Bennie was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Wiergate, in Newton County, to Ben and Lou Jane West. He spent 14 years in the United States Air Force, and was a disabled veteran. He retired after 28 years with Bayer Corporation, Rubber Division, Orange. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.

Survivors: sons, Bennie N. West Jr., Todd M. West and daughter, Alisa M. West; two grandchildren, whom he adored, Morgan Breanna West and Brandon Mitchell West.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Lou Jane West.