Help Please...Marvin West was my favorite Tennessee sports writer...

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It’s my understanding that Marvin passed away in 2013. Who is the “Marvin West” who is currently writing the columns? His son? He does a pretty good job as well.
 
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It’s my understanding that Marvin passed away in 2013. Who is the “Marvin West” who is currently writing the columns? His son? He does a pretty good job as well.

Thanks folks for confirming he’s still with us!

I was looking up information on Mr. West and here is what I read that was posted on twitter from Mike Strange.......It shocked me because I’d been reading his articles as recent as last week....

9:36 AM · Apr 29, 2013 · Twitter for iPhone

From Mike Strange on Twitter..
“Sad news Knoxville. Marvin West, a great sportswriter for a lot of years at the News Sentinel, has died.”

Even Mike Hamilton shared his condolences: ...”Sad indeed.@Strangemike44: Sad news in Knoxville. Marvin West, a great sportswriter for a lot of years at the News Sentinel, has died.”


I knew Marvin was good, but didn’t realize he could send us articles from the other side...🙄
 
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Marvin West is still writing. You can email him directly at marvinwest75@gmail.com to reach out or to comment on his work. He is the last of the big 3 (Siler, Bailes, West).
I was fortunate enough to have had 3 Journalism courses with Marvin West at UT. Out of that class came eventually the Sports Editors for the Sentinel (West) and the old Knoxville Journal (Tom Sweeten). He wrote a book on UT sports players and stories...get a copy and read it as it one of the best ever on UT Sports.
 
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Thanks folks for confirming he’s still with us!

I was looking up information on Mr. West and here is what I read that was posted on twitter from Mike Strange.......It shocked me because I’d been reading his articles as recent as last week....

9:36 AM · Apr 29, 2013 · Twitter for iPhone

From Mike Strange on Twitter..
“Sad news Knoxville. Marvin West, a great sportswriter for a lot of years at the News Sentinel, has died.”

Even Mike Hamilton shared his condolences: ...”Sad indeed.@Strangemike44: Sad news in Knoxville. Marvin West, a great sportswriter for a lot of years at the News Sentinel, has died.”


I knew Marvin was good, but didn’t realize he could send us articles from the other side...🙄
Obviously the two Mike’s didn't do their homework when they saw this back in 2013.

View MARVIN WEST's Obituary and express your condolences
 
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