We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Holloway Funeral Home, Inc.
On Tuesday, May 17th 2022, Jeffrey Logan West loving husband and father passed away from a brief illness. Jeffrey was born in Memphis TN on 06/28/1960. He grew up in Mississippi and joined the United States Military. In the Army he was a military police officer and then went on to become a Deep Sea Combat Diver. His passion for deep sea diving lived on well after his release from the military. He was very proud of helping his friend, Joe Weatherby, in gathering support to salvage and sink The USS Hoyt S. Vandenberg in Key West, FL. The ship is said to be the second-largest vessel to be intentionally sunk for the purposes of diving and helps to ease human traffic on surrounding reefs. Jeff had the pleasure of diving the Vandenberg on more than one occasion. Jeff’s other passion in life was LED technology. He and his friend and co-worker, Dave Maskeny, had a patent for “Modular Electronic sign and method of assigning. A unique identifier to common Modules of said sign, filed on 07/29/2006. There is so much more to list such as his passion for the “Man in the Sea Memorial” in which he wrote a bill in Congress to secure land for the Memorial in the Navel Yard in Washington D.C.Jeff was a proud member of the American Legion and Sons of American Legion, Post 238 Safety Harbor. He was also was on the Board of Directors for the Homeland Security Policy Institute.
Jeffrey is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Floyd West, mother Rebecca Ann Ditto and his sister Valerie K. Briley. Jeffrey leaves behind his wife, Mary West, his children Harrison West, Aja West, Michael West and his stepson Joseph Juettner. His siblings, brother Floyd West Jr. of Mandeville, LA , sister Sheila Marie Long (West) of Nesbit MS and Jacqueline Ann West of Walnut, MS. In addition to family, Jeff was surrounded by wonderful friends who loved and supported him during this difficult time.
We thank you all for your well wishes and prayers for this wonderful man.
"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth, but man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Standby-Jeff"