OBITUARY: Roland Eugene ‘Beau’ West, 87, of Cocoa, Passed Away Feb. 24 in Rockledge

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Beau was an outstanding artist, crafter and gunsmith

R. E. “Beau” West, 87, of Cocoa, Florida, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, in Rockledge, Florida. He was an outstanding artist, crafter, and gunsmith. Beau was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and loyal friend that never met a stranger, always willing to help others, the bicycle repairman for the neighborhood kids for 37 years.

Beau was a pillar of his community for 45 years

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – R. E. “Beau” West, 87, of Cocoa, Florida passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, in Rockledge, Florida.

A memorial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 29 at Brevard Lodge No. 113.

He is survived by his wife, Laura West of Cocoa, Florida; sons Michael West (Linda) of Titusville, Florida; Dale West of Seffner, Florida, Dal Griffin (Jo Beth) of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Tim Griffin of Cocoa, Florida; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Leslie F. West; mother, Fern Hill; and daughter, Cathy West.

Beau was a pillar of his community for 45 years. A Retired USMC GySgt., a distinguished shooter with the USMC Pistol Team and also a retired Deputy Sheriff with BCSO.

Among all of his many life long achievements, he was a participating member of the Masons of Brevard, Lodge #113 and Shriners Azam Temple.

He was an outstanding artist, crafter, and gunsmith. Beau was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and loyal friend that never met a stranger, always willing to help others, the bicycle repairman for the neighborhood kids for 37 years.

He was known as the Mayor of Broadmoor.

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