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March 1, 1965 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Donald Hamp West was born on March 1, 1965, to Pearl and Thelton Smith and his (Biological Father) Johnny Windom.
Donald was employed at CB Masonry Construction for 27 years as a brick masonry. He was a jack of all trades. He was a welder, carpenter, and mechanic. There was not a task that he was not capable of doing or finding out how to. If he didn’t know how to complete a task, you better believe that by the end of the day, he had found out.
Donald enjoyed spending time with his twin, Ronald. We would always hear them arguing, but we knew it was all in love. It all showed toward the end of his illness. Ronald catered to Donald’s every need. Donald enjoyed waking up on Saturday mornings listening to the Blues, working, laughing, smoking his “left-handed cigarettes,” and wearing his favorite hat, and cruising through the city with that “gangster lean” as we used to call it. He enjoyed hanging out with his family and friends and loved flirting with the ladies. He was a very kind-hearted person. He would help anyone that was in need. He loved taking care of his family.
Donald was indeed a fighter. He fought a good fight until the end of his call home.On June 9, 2023, at 6:45 pm, Donald’s departure was at hand. He was 58.
In addition to his parents– Pearl Smith and Johnny Windom), he was predeceased by his grandparents–Hamp and Charlie West, aunt– Mae Ola West; uncles– Bobby West and Earl West; and nephew–Kenneth West.
He leaves to cherish: one son–Shawn McCully; father–Thelton Smith, Sr.; six brothers– Ronald West (Rhonda), Kenneth West, Thelton Smith, Jr. (Toya), Tyree Smith (Andriane), Lamarks Smith (Shannon), Kelvin Windom (Georgia); six sisters–Bernedette Hubbard, Montrell Smith, Aletha Harden (Kamal), Quinshunta Robinson (Anthony), April Windom (Kamal), and Jamie Windom, two uncles–Yvone West (Contha), Vernon West; two aunts– Mary Brown and Helen West; one great aunt–Ethel Mae Williams; three granddaughters, a grandson, and one great-grand, nephews, nieces, great nieces, cousins, and friends.