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William Spiers West, Sr.

December 26, 1935 — December 22, 2022

Charleston, SC

William Spiers West, Sr.

William Spiers West, Sr. 86 of James Island passed away peacefully at Home, surrounded by his entire family on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

William was born South of Broad on December 26, 1935, to George Richard West and Sara Leonora Spiers. He was a true Charlestonian, through and through. In 1946, William was inducted into the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, and received a Bachelor of Science from Newberry College in 1958.

A year later, he met the love of his life, Sharon Barnette West. They were inseparable for 56 years, until her passing in 2016.

His children and grandchildren will always remember him for his love of crabbing, working in the yard, and breaking bread with family and friends. He made every Christmas magical and he will be missed.

He is survived by sons William Spiers West Jr (Shane Pierce) of Atlanta, GA and Brian Barnette (Debora) West of Havelock, NC; daughter Saralyn Emily West Andrade of Mt Pleasant, as well as his grandchildren Stacie Renee West (Jonathon) Bruner, Brian Barnette West II, Gabriel Adrian Andrade, and Dorian Armand Andrade. William’s legacy will live on in his great-grandchildren Jaxon Bruner and Jeremiah Bruner. He is also survived by his beloved cat, Puddy.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11am,Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Harbor View Presbyterian Church, 900 Harbor View Rd, Charleston, SC 29412.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAliter-Smith Funeral Home, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Harbor View Presbyterian Church

900 Harbor View Road, Charleston, SC 29412

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