Dallas Morning News, 3 February 1954: John R. West, Jr., age 74, former Dallas County Surveyor. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Sparkman-Brand Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross. West, who lived at 4721 Tremont, died Monday while visiting a son in Houston. The son of a Dallas County pioneer family, John and Emma West, he was born in Farmers Branch. The family moved to Dallas when West was six years old. West’s father and grandfather also were surveyors. West’s son, Robert H. West, now holds the office that his father held forty years. Twice in his career, West forgot to get his name on the ballot, but won a write-in campaign. He was a member of the University Park Methodist Church. He belonged to the Tannehill Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. Survivors: two sons, Robert H. West of Dallas, John R. West, III of Houston. Two daughters: Mrs. John W. Donaho of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Graydon S. Johnson of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, 8 grandchildren, one great grandchild. Burial: Hillcrest Mausoleum. Rev. Alsie Carleton officiating, pastor Univerity Park. Pallbearers: George Roush, Owen George, Dr. Watt Winn, Dr. Robert Winn, Frost Winn, Gilbert Poindexter, Hancel McCord, and Robert Stanton.
Ruth West married John Donaho in August 1929. Nell West married Graydon Scott Johnson in August 1935.
312. vi. Retta West, born 15 January 1881, Dallas, Tex as, died 9 December 1918, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, never married.