Confirmed: Thomas J. West, US Air Force, (121-21) 2 Jul 21

July 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 SE Military Dr
San Antonio, TX 78214
Confirmed: Thomas J. West, US Air Force, (121-21) 2 Jul 21 @ Mission Park Funeral Chapels South | San Antonio | Texas | United States


The family of Mr. Thomas G West, a US Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Thomas Grant West passed away at his home in Adkins, Texas surrounded by his loved ones on May 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He is preceded in death by his father Elmer Grant West; survived by his wife, Isabel Cervantes West; daughter Kristin West; son Tommy West (Stephanie); grandchild Silas West; mother Sachiko West; brother Donald West (Peggy); sister Angela McHugh (Rick); stepdaughter Jennifer Aldana; stepson Gabriel Sassenhagen (Monica); step-grandchildren Martin Moreno and Luis Robledo, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Thomas served in the United States Air Force with great pride and honor, thereafter dedicating himself to 31 years of Civil Service. He was a loyal friend, caring son, proud father and loving husband. He loved his dogs (Lola, Oreo, Monkey), sports, fishing and enjoyed hosting friends and family out on his acreage in Del Rio. He will be missed dearly

WEATHER: Hi 91 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 69% Humidity, Wind: 9 mph SE

REQUESTOR: Isabel C West, Wife

STAGING: 11:00 am, Friday, July 2, 2021

Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78214

BRIEFING: 11:15 am

SERVICE: 12:00 pm

Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78214

KSU: 1:15 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: 1:45 pm – Shelter #4 (Call to Verify)

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road

San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC: John “Johnny Boy” Moody

FC: Rich “Pach” Pachecano

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

***Safety Notice***

Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below. Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards. Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.

Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.
At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way. Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.
If you choose to fly a Flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.
Warm Regards,

Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Dignity, Honor, Respect
Cell: 562-413-2223

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us get to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”
Will Rogers