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Obituary: Virgil East, Heltonville


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Virgil Thomas "Bud" East, 69, of Heltonville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at his residence on Hunterscreek Road in Monroe County, where he had lived his entire life.

Mr. East was born April 8, 1943 to Burl and Berlie Fleetwood East, both of whom preceded him in death. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1961 and retired from Cummins Engine Company with 43 years of service in 2006.

On April 14, 2012 he married Anita Cadaweller Glosser, who survives. He was a member of Burgoon Baptist Church.

Virgil is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Terry) Mullins of Columbus and Virginia Gayle Smith of Waco, Texas; three sons, Jeffery Thomas (Kiki) East of Theresa, New York, Chris (Debbie) East of Bloomington and Michael Brownfield of the U.S. Military; three stepdaughters, Debbie Stout of Austin, Michelle Beavers of Seymour and Becky (James) Kirk of Bedford; three sisters, Pearl Blake of Bloomington, Resa Sowders and Bertha Sue (Kenny) Scroggins of Bedford; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his first wife and dear friend, Maxine Lentz Andis of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by a son, Scott East; stepson, Bryan Malone; stepgrandson Patrick Stout; son-in-law, Ted Wampler; sister, Edith East; sister and brother-in-laws, Leon and Emma East Axsom of Columbus, Wayne and Grace East Page of Bloomington; three brother-in-laws, Richard Blake, Paul Sowders and Edward Smith.

Visitation will be at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Burgoon Baptist Church, 8598 E. Burgoon Church Road, with services immediately following with Brother Harold Godsey officiating.

Burial will take place at the Mitchell Cemetery on Hunterscreek Road. Per Virgil's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burgoon Baptist Church.

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