CHRISTOPHER DAVID “TOPHER” “YOUNGSTERS CHRIS” WEST, 15, of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:31 A.M. on June 27, 2016 in Bushton, IL.
A Funeral service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St. in Arcola, IL. Rev. Brent Budd will officiate. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A memorial will also be held at 3:30 P.M. on July 8, 2016 at the JFL Football field in Charleston, IL to let balloons off in memory of Christopher. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Christopher was born on June 9, 2001 in Duniden, FL. He was a son to Christopher Lee West and Jill (McCartney) McElwee.
He is survived by his mother Jill McElwee of Arcola, IL one brother, Zackery West of Arcola, IL, one sister Madilynn West of Arcola, IL, one half-brother, Camden West of Paxton, IL, paternal grandparents, Eugene and Beverly West of Apopka, FL, maternal grandparents, Terry McCartney and his wife Julie of Atwood, IL and Susan Reynolds and her husband Bob of Yale, IL, two uncles, Robert West and his wife Salome of Orlando, FL and Shawn McCartney of Tuscola, IL, two aunts, Donial McCartney of Champaign, IL and Shannon McCartney of Atwood, IL, his girlfriend, Cameryn Dulaney of Arcola, IL, and his very best friend, Dakota Glotnis of Charleston, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father, Christopher Lee West.
Christopher was an 8th grade Graduate from Arcola Junior High. He was a member of the Charleston JFL team, number 93, until he moved to Arcola to become a Purple Rider. Football was his life. Christopher was always there for anyone especially his mother.
Memorials may be made to the family.