Paul Edward East, 95, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at his home. Born December 10, 1925 in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Elmer & Mollie Barnes East. Paul had been an employee of the Lancaster Department Store, London Dry Goods and Moss Wholesale Flowers. He was an active member of Lancaster Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon for 60 years, as well as a member of Jaycees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Don East and a sister, Ann Lewis.
Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol Hafley East, and a son, David East, of Lancaster. Funeral services for Paul will be 11:00 AM Monday, July 26, 2021 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home by Revs. Matt Cooke & Gary Carringer, with burial following in Lancaster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ted & David Land, Varney Reed, Riley Miller, Walt Browning & Jim Werkmeister. Honorary pallbearers will be member of his Sunday School Class at Lancaster Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the funeral home. Friends and family may leave condolences or special memories on his tribute page at www.ramsey-young.com
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