James East

James “Jay” Grover East, II, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, passed away Friday, May 1, 2021. 

Born April 5, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a son of the late James Grover East Sr. and Elizabeth Diehl East.

He is the widower of Catherine “Cathy” Flory East.

Jay is survived by his daughter, Kimberley Welcher, husband, Matthew; and their daughter, Megan.

Jay graduated from Spottswood High School in Augusta County, Virginia. He attended Ferrum Junior College and Richmond Professional Institute.  He worked as a job site layout engineer for Moore Brothers, was part owner in March Inc., and retired from  J. S. Mathers.

Jay and Cathy started Castaway Cabooses in Durbin. They enjoyed the many years of making new friends with the people who stayed on the cabooses.

A graveside service was held at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Raphine, Virginia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com

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