ODESSA - On Saturday, State Representative Buddy West will be laid to rest in Austin.
On Friday, West Texans had their chance to say good-bye to the long-time Representative for District 81.
Many people turned out on Friday for the funeral for West at First Baptist Church in Odessa.
Buddy West died earlier this week in hospice care.
The 71-year old had been hospitalized for most of the month after collapsing at an Odessa restaurant from cardiac arrest.
He was moved from the hospital to hospice house this week, and died early Wednesday morning.