East, John Edward

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John Edward East (Doc), 81, of Christiansburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, October 24, 2008 at New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Ironto, Va. on September 25, 1927 to the late Eugene Arthur and Vergie Winnie Akers East and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Holly East, one sister, Edna Mae Mills and four brothers, Franklin, David, Eugene and Clyde East.

He was a life time member of Grace Assembly and an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and also an avid bowler.

He is survived by a daughter, Cathy Faye East of Radford; son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Lorie East of Christiansburg; sisters, Mary Johnson of Roanoke and Garcie Hannon of Dunbar, West Virginia; brother, Elmer East of Parma, Ohio; three grandchildren, Tim East, Clay East, Loni Marie Conner; and nine great-grandchildren; special friends, Pastor Jerry and Lillian Wyms.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 27, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Goldstein and the Rev. Greg Webb officiating. Interment will follow in the Reesedale Cemetery, Ironto. Friends may call any time after 12 noon Sunday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, Blacksburg.