BENTON, Ky. - Jerry Ronald East, age 75 of Benton, KY., passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 11:20 a.m. at Lake Way Nursing & Rehabilitation in Benton. Born Friday, February 18, 1938, he retired after 33 years of service as a chemical operator for B.F. Goodrich in Calvert City, KY. He a 50 year member of Doric Masonic Lodge #737 in Sharpe.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Connie (Johnson) East of Benton, KY., two brothers, Boyce Ray East and wife Betty of Benton, KY., Gene East and wife Peggy of Benton, KY. Several nieces and nephews also survive
He was preceded in death by his father, Everett East, mother, Lou Jettie (Dawes) East.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY. Rev. Paul Peck is to officiate. Inurnment is to follow the service in the Salyers Cemetery, Benton, KY. Friends may call at the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Marshall Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 531, Benton, KY 42025.
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