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Thomas  C.  West
  • Life Recovery Program at the Haven of Rest
    11 Green St.
    Battle Creek , MI 49014

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“Knew Tom since elementary at Post School. Lost touch after high school but not the memories. We did overnights at each other's houses. Got to know...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Michael King - Prescott, AZ

“Tom was our Family too. We loved him very much. We treasured our time with him in the Hospital and at his home. We loved our ice cream social at his...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Danyel And Matthew Bruski

“I have not seen your dad in a few years Kari, Kim and Tom, but I want to send my sympathy to your family. You are one of my Wattles Park Family...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sandi Nowicki - Bradenton, FL

“Dear Kari and family, I am so sorry for your loss and I feel such great sadness. Your dad was a great guy and friend for many years. I had a really...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Gay Martin - Battle Creek, MI

“The LORD's loved ones are precious to him;it grieves him when they die.~ Psalm 116:15Grieving with you. It's been a joy to see how well you love and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lynn Matthews - Richland, MI

“We cherish the memory of Tom's graduation ceremony from the Life Recovery Program. He was so incredibly happy! He truly had the joy of the Lord. ...Read More »
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Thomas C. West, 72, of Battle Creek, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Tom was born July 18, 1947 in Battle Creek to Claude and Neta (White) West. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. He then started to learn his trade with his father's company before beginning his career as a plumber, working in the Battle Creek area for many years.

Tom loved to fish and golf. He loved to travel to Northern Michigan and to his brother's home in beautiful Ontario, Canada, as well as golfing in Phoenix in the winters. He cheered on the Detroit Red Wings, Tigers, and even the Lions. When his children were younger, he helped coach their little league teams at Wattles Park Men's Club. Tom loved to spend time with his family and friends and help them out whenever he could.

Tom is survived by his three children, Kimberly (Jose Miguel) Sanchez, Kari (Tim) Castleberry, Thom (Andrea) West; four grandchildren, Sage and Maya Castleberry, Ashely (Adam) Peck, Emily St. John, former wife and special friend, Lou Ann Tuller and a newly found brother, Lewis (Jean) Palmer. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, twin daughters Kathryn and Kassandra West and his former wife and friend Bev Laitila.

A memorial visitation will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where a memorial service to celebrate Tom's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the program that saved Tom's life, the Life Recovery Program at the Haven of Rest. Personal messages for the family may be placed at