James 'Jim' West, 74, Grove, passed away peacefully Monday, March 5, 2018.

Jim was born July 2, 1943 in Carthage, Missouri and was a 1961 graduate of Carthage High. He worked at FAG Bearings and Leggett & Platt before retiring to Grand Lake.

He was preceded in death by parents George D and Betty J West, daughter Julie Cartwright and life partner Susie Nichols.

Survivors include brother Bill and wife Jolene West of Gainesville, Florida, sister Donna and husband Don Tinder, daughters Janice Brinker, Kathy and husband Todd Buerge, Jessica Wauson, son JD and wife Amy West, along with nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life is planned from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at The Parrot in Grove. Please check www.heartlandcremation.com for any updates.