Tilden Harrell West
Tilden Harrell West, 81, of Lake Jackson, Texas passed away on June 12, 2020. He was born on January 8th, 1939 on his family farm in Bishop, Texas. Tilden attended Bishop schools, and graduated Salutatorian of Bishop High School in 1957. He then attended Texas A&I University, where he majored in Chemical Engineering and was a member of the ROTC. After graduation, he served in the United States Army at Fort Hood for two years. Tilden then moved his family to Lake Jackson where he worked for Dow Chemical Company for over a decade before returning to administering the family farm and businesses. He married Sandra Matthews on December 18, 1993 and they enjoyed many years together on Pecan Lake.
A natural athlete, Tilden loved sports, especially golf. At family gatherings he could be found playing and often winning any type of card, board, or domino game. He often traveled with his wife, her sisters and their husbands. He loved to go country & western dancing, He was also content at home caring for his lawn and garden. In is younger years, he sang in the choir at First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson.
Preceded in death by his parents, Harrell and Ola West, and infant sister Jannette. Tilden is survived by his wife Sandra, sister Margaret Attaway, children Travis (Denise), Marcella (David) Scott , Tristan (Kim), and their mother Beth Calhoun; grandchildren Marshall (Lindsey), Erik (Lara), Jenna (Jordan) Howell, Kelsey (Evan) Fletcher, Jacob Arens, Kyle, Alan, Trey and Katelyn West; great-grandchildren, Issac, Anna, Seth, Louis and Lilly; step-children Kenneth (Lisa) and Kevin Little; step-grandchildren Rachel, Aaron, Cassie, Hunter, Koby, Kory; step-great-grandchildren Kirsyn, Connor, Carson, Tucker and Michael and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
He will be missed by the those who loved him
Due to current circumstances, memorial service will be limited to family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tilden’s name to: American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, or blood donations to any blood bank would be appreciated.