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Earle West

Earle West

Monday, August 3rd, 1925 Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

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Obituary for Earle Huddleston West

Earle H. West died at home on March 31, 2020. He was born in Ashville, NC on August 3, 1925. Dr. West grew up in Henderson, TN, where he completed a junior college program at Freed-Hardeman University. He later received the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University. He taught chemistry for ten years at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He then served for 29 years at Howard University, Washington, DC, variously as Professor of Education, Associate Dean of the School of Education, and Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. He edited the Journal of Negro Education for several years. Earlier, Dr. West had served as Minister for Churches of Christ in Goodlettsville, TN, Nashville, TN, and Cleveland, OH. For the past 50 years he served as an Elder for the Silver Spring, Maryland Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dr. Tommie A. West, four children: Mary Ann Sudbury of Ponca City, Ok, Earle H. West Jr. (Diane) of Morganville, NJ, Elizabeth Snyder (Mike) of Arlington, TX, and Paul S. West of Houston, TX. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A private Memorial Service by the family will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thailand Mission Fund of Silver Spring Church of Christ, 100 East Franklin Avenue, Silver Spring, MD or the Thompson Lecture Fund of Howard University, Washington, DC

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Y. Rathan Raj

Dr. Earl West was my professor at Howard University when I was doing my graduate studies in Special Education at Howard University. The title of the course was "Negro Education in the United States". He was one of my best teachers and was a prolific writer in the Journal of Negro Education for which he was an editor. I happened to meet him in DC several years ago on a street and greeted him. He said I had a very good memory to remember him. He was always pleasant to converse and exchange pleasantries. I will miss his pleasant smile and concern for his students. With these words, I extend my condolences to his dear family. With gratitude, Yealuri Rathan Raj, Silver Spring, Md.
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