In the early morning hours of Monday, September 11, God sent Reed West's guardian angels to bring him home. After months of fighting several cancers and with superb care from Peterson Hospice Care nurses and doctors, it was time to bring him home. He had ''fought the good fight,'' but it was clear to his family it was time to release him into the arms of God.
William Reed West was a life-long Christian who trusted God's path for his family and himself. He also was grateful for the life he'd been given and tried to make the most of every day.
He was born in McKinney, Texas, to William West and Leah Reed West on February 15, 1939. He also had a brother, Tim West, to whom he was very close. Reed grew up in McKinney, Texas, and then went to S.M.U. in Dallas where he majored in Business. His specialty was accounting, and he later earned his C.P.A. He met and married Francha Davenport at S.M.U. He worked for Price Waterhouse for several years and then decided to become a stock broker.
Francha and Reed had two children, Rosalee and William Ripley, whom they raised in Dallas. As the children grew up, the Wests longed to live in the country and bought their dream home in Kerr County. There, Reed found his real calling selling medical insurance, including Medicare supplements and drug plans where he was a Top Producer in 2009. His business grew to over 400 clients, most of whom became close friends. He loved his work and hated having to give it up when his health required him to.
Reed was preceded in death by his son, Rip. He is survived by his loving wife, Francha; his daughter, Rosalee and her husband, George; his grandsons, Quinn and Luke; his daughter-in-law, Brandi; and his brother, Tim.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be given to: Peterson Health Foundation.
Walt & Jan poppe
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Dear West family: Reed became my (Jan) insurance agent several years ago at the suggestion of a friend. What a wonderful gift that was. Reed was a very special man and we are so thankful to have known him.
Friday, September 15, 2023
Oh, Francha, our hearts are broken with the news of Reed's passing. The best thing that we have said about our fews years in Kerrville was that we hoy met and become friends with you all. I know he fought so much to stay on this earth. One of the kindest Christian men we have ever known. He is now united with Rip. Please take care.
All our love to you,
Gunnar and Barbara Kephart