Donald Bannerman West, Jr., 82 of Pawleys Island, SC, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at home. He was born May 29, 1938 in New York City, NY to the late Donald B. West, Sr. and Lillian C. Beers West.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty-nine years, Linda West, and their three children and their families: Suzanne E. Shephard, her husband, James Tyler and their daughters, Emerson and Sophia of Surfside Beach; David B. West and his wife Angela, and their daughter, Tristyn of Midlothian, VA; and Katherine D. Ivicic and her son, Brayden Matthew of S. Riding, VA. He is also survived by many supportive friends, neighbors and former students.
Donald loved his family. He was a dedicated Biology teacher in NY for many years and had a Masters in Education. He was a proud member and past Master of the Masonic Lodge, enjoyed assisting the Boy Scouts when David was young, and liked engaging in community service. An animal lover, he especially enjoyed bird watching. He enjoyed traveling all over the world, studying Scottish history and researching his ancestry. Donald loved to have a good time and to share memories with friends.
A celebration of Donald's life will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy., Murrells Inlet, SC 20576.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Donald's name to the Shriners Hospital for Children (https://www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org/shc/donate), Saint Francis Animal Center (125 N. Ridge St. Ste A, Georgetown, SC 29440) or to the charity of one's choice.
The family wishes to thank Amedisys Hospice for their care and compassion. Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843-651-1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family with arrangements.
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