Mr. East is the son of the late Loujettie and Evertee East. The former Betty Barker is the daughter of the late Roy and Louisa Barker.
Both are retired from the Marshall County Board of Education.
They have two children, Jennifer East and the late Michael Ray East. They have three grandchildren, Toree Parrish, Easton Edwards and Ariel Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. East are members of the Maple Hill Church of Christ.