Daniel Paul West Jr.

September 25, 1930 - October 3, 2020
Daniel West

Funeral services for Daniel Paul West Junior, 90, of Oswego, Kansas will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, October 9th, 2020 at Derfelt Funeral Home in Oswego Kansas. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, Edna Kansas. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the Parsons KS VFW.

Daniel Paul West Junior was born September 25, 1930 in Oswego Kansas to Daniel Paul West Senior and Flora May (Burrows). He departed this life October 3, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at St. Francis hospital.

Daniel graduated with the class of 1947 in Oswego High School where he was known to pull a few pranks back in the day. After graduating he decided to join the United States Airforce where he spent twenty-five years and was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He loved that he was able to visit over thirty countries while serving our nation. He looked at his time in the service as getting paid to have fun.

Upon his retirement from the air force he returned back to Oswego where he met and married his soulmate Linda Kay Coppock on December, 20th 1971. From that union came five children. Those who survive to cherish Daniel’s memories include two sisters, Alta DeCow of Salt Lake City UT, Linda Keltner of Springfield MO, and two brothers Jesse West of Girard KS, and Jack West of Woodstock GA. One son Harold Ben Coppock (wife Tony) of Oswego, and daughters Cammy Annette Allison (husband William) of Tulsa, and Mary May West of Tulsa; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents; wife Linda West, two sons Larry Ray Coppock, and Daniel Paul West III, and grandson Larry Wayne Coppock. Three brothers Jimmy West, Billy West, and Gary West.

After retiring from the USAF his next big career adventure was to restore the post offices in Fort Scott and Independence Kansas. His attention to details were evident in the restorations. He decided after that to invest back into his hometown and built the 7-11 convenience store in Oswego. He was also known to have several side businesses like DW enterprises an electronic repair business, a fruit stand, a statuary, and later a business partner with his brother in the mini-stop convenience store located in Girard.

An outgoing man, Daniel loved to visit with people and never met a stranger. Daniel was a generous man who often would help people in time of need. When he wasn’t tinkering or fixing something you could find him fishing, spending time with his family, playing on the computer, and researching alternative medicine.