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Theodore “Tad” West, 62, of Columbus, Georgia passed away after a short battle with cancer on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
A celebration of life will be held on September 15, 2022, 4pm at Living Grace United Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia.
Tad attended Columbus High School. He joined the USAF in 1980 and spent 3 years in Aviano, Italy with the 40th Supply Squadron during the Cold War.
When he returned home in 1983, he met and fell in love with Gladys Griffin. Tad and Gladys had almost 39 wonderful years together.
He later retired from Pesty Johns Pest Control where he worked for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carolyn C. and Leo F. West, Jr.
He is survived by his life partner, Gladys Griffin and his sister, Beth W. Karriker (Ashley). He had a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of family members and friends who loved and missed him deeply.
Georgia Cremation-Columbus is assisting the family.
Will Hardy says
Prayers for the Family and Friends.
Margaret Alley says
I will miss you Tad! You were my buddy and my partner in crime. I’m sure you are having fun with your family and friends in heaven. Love you always!
Will miss you madly “Theodore” … thanks for the memories … and the fun times we had together… War Eagle 🦅
Larry Morong says
Tad, my Air Force and POL brother. I thought we had more time to see each other again but it was not to be. Until we meet again where there is no more pain, no more suffering, you will be remembered and sorely missed. My hugs and prayers to Gladys and the West Family.
Susan Mancini says
My deepest sympathy to Gladys, Beth, Julia and Sarah….praying our Lord gives you all a sense of peace and strength, as you navigate this difficult time.
Mickey Baughcum says
Tad, rest in peace!