Born June 20, 1961, Tommy was the son of Herman and Norm West of Thurmont. He was the youngest of six children Joe Fraley, Nancy Fisher, Linda Brown, Louann Delphey, Butch West, & Tony West. Tommy was raised in Thurmont and spent his entire life there Thurmont was his home and he loved the community.
On September 6, 1979 he married Donna Kerns, also from Thurmont. They had two children Johnny and Kayla. Tommy was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. If anyone needed anything, you could depend on him, he was there for you. At the age of 19, Tommy went to work for the F.O. Day Company and remained dedicated to that company throughout his working career. He started his career as a laborer and worked his way up to becoming one of the most talented equipment operators at F.O. Day. There was not one piece of equipment on a construction site that Tommy could not operate. He was known by many of his fellow co-workers as Stone Cold due to his striking resemblance to professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin. Tommy was a very hard worker a great provider for his family. He was a friend to many people and often greeted them with a smile or laugh, and had a fantastic sense of humor. He was fun to be around and he left a lasting impression on many who met him.
In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his children, nieces and nephews play sports, riding his Harley Davison V-Rod, riding his Cobra Scooter Daddy scooter, riding his Yamaha Grizzly four wheeler, going fishing, and watching Nascar. He was an avid fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Baltimore Orioles, and the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed stopping by Direct-To-You gas station to get the town news, and Mountain Gate Plaza for breakfast almost every morning before work.
Tommy was a good, strong, and fun loving man and will be missed by so many our lives will never be the same without him. He truly was one of a kind and left us way too early. He is survived by his wife Donna, son Johnny and his wife Jaime and their daughters Bralyn, and Brinley. Daughter Kayla and her son Bryont. He is joined in heaven with two special grandsons Brady and Ashton West, and two special brother-in-laws, Bobby and Wayne Kerns. He is also deeply missed by his close friends Wayne Ott, Wayne Jordan, Ed Smith, Bruce Boyd, and Rick Plunkard.
Tommy is looking down on his family and friends and smiling at what they are doing in honor of him to help those less fortunate and people in need.