Cecil Edwin East

Born: Sun., Mar. 17, 1929
Died: Sun., Apr. 8, 2018


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Cecil Edwin East, age 89, of Farmville, VA passed away on Sunday, April 8th. Cecil was born on March 17, 1929. He met the love of his life, Peggy, and they were married on May 30, 1948. Despite being told by their parents that it would not last, Cecil and Peggy started a life together that would be an example for others of pure love and devotion. Over their 69 years, they had many adventures. Cecil was drafted to serve in the Korean War shortly after their marriage began. He served his country dutifully and met good friends while in Korea but as soon as he was able, he returned home to Peggy and his hometown where he would live out the rest of his life.  He followed in his father's footsteps and worked as a painter. For most of his career, he was self-employed and had many faithful customers. Cecil and Peggy had one son, Wayne. Cecil enjoyed camping, gardening, and especially woodworking in his shop. He was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church for many years. A devoted Christian, husband, and father, Cecil was a gentle, kind soul who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Edgar and Mildred East, and his brothers and sister (Edgar, Tonstil, and Lucille). He is survived by his loyal wife, Peggy Baker East, his devoted son, Wayne East and wife, Lynn, of Hampden Sydney, only granddaughter, Sandy Burruss and husband, George, and great-grandson, Michael Easton Burruss, all of Rice, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 10, from 6-7:30 pm at Shorter Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 11:00 am at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Prince Edward Rescue Squad, 500 Doswell Street, Farmville, VA 23901.

 

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Jean Pino
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your dad/father-in-law/Papa's passing. I know he has been suffering for quite awhile; and I also know he is now completely healed forever, in his eternal home, and in the presence of his Lord and Savior. I'm praying that gives you peace and comfort during this difficult time & in the days and weeks ahead, knowing that he is more alive than he's ever been, and you will be with him again for all eternity. Sending my love, and praying for you and your family.

Mike and Tersa Duncan
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Alvin Burks
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Wayne, so sorry for your lost. You are in my prayers and my heart. I will see you when I get home Friend.

Ronda Scarrow
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Just know you are on my heart and in my prayers.
Blessings to you and your family,
Ronda and Randy Scarrow

David & Judy Black
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. East. He was a very kind man. We know the sorrow you are suffering. Please know we are praying for your family.

Teresa Laughlin (H-SC)
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
To lose a parent is always a tragedy. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Steve Carmichael
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
To Wayne and all the family:

So very sorry about your loss. May God's love and comfort be with you all through this sad time and all the days ahead!

~Steve Carmichael

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