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Joel William Floyd West

December 21, 1984 — March 18, 2024


Joel Floyd West, born December 21, 1984, left us too soon on March 18, 2024. A multifaceted musician and a beloved friend, Joel’s talent knew no bounds. With his gift for music, he enchanted audiences as a singer, guitarist, drummer, and producer.

Joel’s sense of humor was witty sometimes crass, but he never missed a beat. He loved life in the way only he knew how, and he showed that through his lyrics, music and his stage persona.

Sporting wild dreadlocks and a passion for heavy metal music, Joel’s musical journey was as diverse as it was impressive. From founding bands like Mephistopheles, Illusions Fate, Hidden Scars, and countless others, Joel’s legacy as a musician will continue to resonate.

His ability to effortlessly play any instrument and learn a song in minutes astounded all who knew him. Joel’s spirit will forever echo through the chords of his music and the memories he leaves behind.

In the hearts of those who loved him, Joel will live on as a cherished friend, an extraordinary musician, and a beacon of kindness and tenacity. He will be deeply missed.

Joel is survived by his mother Susan, his father Bill, older brother Chris, older sister Jeni, niece Amelia and nephew Dylan and many others. 
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