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John Hansford “Johnny” West, age 72, of Gloucester Point, died at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  

Johnny was a longtime waterman and captain of the “Mary Catherine.” The family was first and a good day fishing came second. Parents, Hansford and Virginia West; brothers, Thomas and Charlie West, preceded him in death.  

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Catherine West; sons, Michael West and wife Christy, Daniel West and wife Connie; grandchildren, Lindsey and Joshua West; brothers, Curtis Owens and wife Sue, Keith Owens and wife Tess; sisters, Sandra Sabo, Joan Owens and husband Linwood, Vicky Hudgins and husband Bubba; sisters-in-law, Janice West and Sylvia Tooley, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.  

A funeral service conducted by the Rev. Barry Phillips was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Groves Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6-7 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home.

In Johnny’s memory, contributions may be made to Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018.

Please visit and sign our guest book. Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.