West, Tyler Eugene

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Tyler “Eugene” West, 65, of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Melinda West, and one brother-in-law, Sam Midkiff. He was a school bus driver while in high school. After graduating from Floyd County High School in 1968, he went to work at Donkenney until it closed in 1982. He worked at Imperial Reading for a few months until he got a job at Radford University where he worked for 30 years planning for his retirement in December, 2013. During all of this time he maintained the family farm enjoying his cows, tractors, and especially his donkey, Jeanie. He is survived by one sister, Nancy Faye Midkiff; one brother and sister-in-law, Roderick and Faye West; one niece and spouse, Gina and Stu Straub; one nephew and spouse, Jason and Angela West. He is also survived by his aunts, uncle, cousins, friends, and neighbors. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Michael Pugh, the Reverend Michael Bond, and Mr. Eli Yoder officiating. Interment will follow at the Williams Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Monday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Team Lowes for Relay For Life, 3062 Mud Pike Road, Christiansburg, VA, 24073 or to the Williams Cemetery in care of Charles Hall, 931 Starbuck Road, S.E., Floyd, VA 24091. Condolences to the family may be made to www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com.