EAST, David Columbus
David Columbus East, 65, of Pulaski, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 11, 2006 from Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Born January 19, 1941 in Pulaski, and was preceded in death by his parents Bertha Anderson East and Drayton Columbus East, and two brothers, Rev. John East and Eirby East.
He was a retired employee of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. David’s life was heavily involved in scouting for over 30 years having personally touched the lives of many thousands of children. He coached for over 30 years in little league baseball, and football.
He was a selfless volunteer provided countless number of years to the American Heart Association, AARP, and the American Cancer Society. In 1999 he was awarded the Southwest Times Civic Award, and in the 1980’s he was provided with a very special award called the George Gerberich Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He was later awarded the “Award of Merit” from the local scouting district, and received the Silver Beaver Award.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Wanda Webb East of Pulaski; two sons and their spouses, Jeffrey David and Elaine East of Pulaski, and James Kelly and Heather East of Hazzard, Ky.; one daughter and her spouse, Jolene and John Willis of Chicago, Ill.; six sisters, Mary Bell Collins of Pulaski, Helen Alene Hodge of Barren Springs, Frances Virginia Tolbert of Pulaski, Rev. Dallas Juanita Vines of Belspring, Nancy Lou Viars of Barren Springs, and Ruby Mae Richardson of Pulaski. Also survived by nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, on the way, which he so very dearly wanted to see.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the New Life Harvest Ministries in Radford with the Rev. Dallas Vines officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Pulaski. Visitation will be anytime Tuesday after 2 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.