Jerrell Wayne "Pops" East Sr., 75, of Alexander passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. He was born in Rosston, December 5, 1937.
He was a retired Teamster member, spent 4 1/2 years in the Navy and was a member of the Adoniram No. 288 Masonic Lodge. Pops enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time at the ballpark, loving on his two dogs, Sandy and Lizzy, and being surrounded by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mae Trudy Foster East; three brothers, Lloyd, Gradon and Jim; two sisters, Selma Cox and Carrie Byers.
Jerrell is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Ruth Bacus East; a daughter, Sheryl East; two sons, Jerry East (Tammy) and Jeff East (Jessica); four grandchildren, Cortny and Josh Spurlock, Jake East and Skyler Cook; one great-grandchild, Kinley Henderson; a brother, Arlis East (Dorothy); and many relatives and close friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com .