Raymond “Bill” East, 79, of Stones Dairy Road, Martinsville, Virginia, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Martinsville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on March 9, 1937 to the late Norman East and Doris King East. In addition to his parents, Mr. East was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Taylor, and brothers, Harold and Jessie East.
Mr. East is survived by his wife, Lucy Cox East; daughters, Vicky (Laine) Wood of Jackson, Tennessee, and Patsy (Alberto) Rico of Stanleytown; son, Ricky (Lilian) East of Bassett; sisters, Helen Snow and Shirley Young; brothers, Ray, Troy and Tommy East; grandchildren, Erica Hall, Desiree Young, Greg Wood, and Alberto (Kaylee)Rico, II; and great-granddaughters, Ashton Hoffman, Bella Young and Raelynn Rico. Mr. East was of the Baptist faith; and he served in the National Guard. He was a racing fan and was known as “a Ford Man” with Ray Hendrick as his favorite driver.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 3:00 PM at Wright Funeral Service Chapel with Ministers Tim Wood and Kriss Foley officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening, March 7, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, also at Wright Funeral Service Chapel.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the East family.
On Line condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net