Bob West Death And Obituary: Family Mourns His Passing

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Bob West, a dedicated former sports editor, has passed away at the age of 74. He served for 43 years as the sports editor of The Port Arthur News.

He had an illustrious career, contributing to three regional titles in the North-West and briefly working in Fleet Street.

Hailing from Fleetwood and educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, he excelled in golf, representing the university with a ‘blue.’

Bob West Sports Editor
Bob West Sports Editor (Source: Twitter)

Bob’s journalism journey began, and he joined the Beaumont Journal in 1967.

Later, he became the sports editor at The Port Arthur News in 1971 and held the position for 43 years.

Even after retiring, he continued writing golf columns for The Port Arthur News and Orange Leader.

Cause Of Death

Sports legend Bob West, aged 79, passed away on Friday morning, July 28, 2023, after bravely battling colon cancer.

 Afterward, on July 29, 2023, the family of Bob West posted the news on Twitter

Moreover, Damon West, son of the late Bob West, expressed heartfelt gratitude for the support received during this challenging time.

He described his father as an exceptional man, devoted husband, and influential figure in Southeast Texas sports, leaving a profound and enduring legacy.

As they bid farewell to a remarkable journalist and cherished individual, the family announced that the funeral would take place at Altrincham Crematorium next Thursday at 2.30 pm.

Obituary Of Sports Editor Bob West

He passed away at Wythenshawe Hospital after a brief illness battling colon cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center due to his Stage 4 Colon Cancer complications.

Later, the funeral will be held at Altrincham Crematorium next Thursday at 2.30 pm as we bid farewell to a remarkable journalist and cherished individual.

May his memory live on in the hearts of those he touched.

Bob West Significant Journalism & Civic Project

Bob West, a prominent figure in journalism and civic projects, organized the 12 Port Arthur News Homecoming Roasts, raising over $700,000 for the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

Moreover, the roasts honored sports icons like Jimmy Johnson, Bum Phillips, and Jamaal Charles, as well as other notable figures like Bill Clinton and Jerry Jones.

In addition, the former Texas Governor Ann Richards participated multiple times as a roaster.

West’s final project was the creation of the Port Arthur News Bum Phillips Bowl trophy, awarded to the winner of the Mid-County Madness rivalry between Nederland and Port Neches-Groves.

Overall, his contributions and ability to rally people were highly praised, leaving a lasting impact on his community.

Vandana Thapa
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