Shane Howard Vest, 39, of Jumping Branch, passed away and went home to Heaven on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
Born on December 13, 1980, he was the son of the late Samuel Poff Vest and Patricia Gail (Whitlock) Vest of White Oak, WV.
Shane had an amazing soul and a huge heart. He was greatly loved by so many. Shane worked in the construction industry for most of his life and was well known for being a hard worker. Shane was a playful kid and carried those “good fun” antics into adulthood playing tricks on family and friends, especially the kids, throughout the years. We will dearly miss the son, brother, father and the man that meant so much to each one of us. Shane had assurance of his salvation and had been baptized last year. It brings comfort to know that he and his dad are having a glorious reunion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel “Pops” Poff Vest, grandmothers, Mary “Grandbo” Gill and Elizabeth Rakes; grandfathers, Archie Allen and Ira Lee Whitlock; step grandfathers, Howard Gill and Raymond Rakes and a cousin, Eddie Crook.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Vest of White oak, WV; his sister, Alice McClure (Sam) of Beckley, WV; his brother, Jody Vest (Kelli) of Shady Spring, WV; his son, Gavin Vest and his daughter, Ryleigh Vest; aunts, Rita Farley and Sharon Crook; uncles, Perky Whitlock, Larry Whitlock and Joey Rakes. He is also survived by his nieces, Kailey Vest, Korri McClure, Kate Reigel and Emerson Vest; nephew, Tyler Snyder, many cousins and a loving companion, Angela, “the kindest girl he had ever known”.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family is planning a private family service. A public celebration of Shane’s life will be scheduled by the family at a later date. Pastor Rollan A. Roberts of Victory Baptist Church will be officiating the service.
Calfee Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.