November 12, 1952 - September 6, 2023
Jerry East, a native of Pine Ridge, LA, and current resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on September 6, 2023. Jerry was known as a loving son, friend, husband, dad, and PawPaw. He loved to cook and always kept everyone laughing. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 12, 1952.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Verda East.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years Janet East of Kentwood, son John East (Nicole & Noah) of Kimberly, Alabama, son Zeke East (Megan) of Abita Springs, and step-daughter Leslie Morgan (Matthew) of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Jerry was the proud Paw Paw to Layla, Matthew, Luke, and Madelyn East and the proud Rarry to Mason and Maddox Morgan.
Jerry spent nearly 40 years in the oil industry doing various jobs including being an oil field inspector. He traveled all over for work including many parts of the United States and other countries. Japan was one and held a special place in his heart.
Memorial Services at 11:00AM on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Pine Ridge Methodist Church.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.