Bert Leroy “Butch” East of Miami died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in Miami after an illness.

He was 57.

He was born Nov. 3, 1951, in Miami to Donald Glen and Rachael Lenore (Reece) East. He had lived in the Miami and Wyandotte area most of his life.

He served 12 years in the Army.

He worked for Borg Warner Manufacturing and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include one son and his wife, Donnie and Sarah East of Rogers, Ark.;  two daughters, Mitzi DiBartolo and her husband Mike of Bakersville, Calif., and  Melody Brown of Joplin, Mo.;  two sisters, Donna JoDrey of Commerce and Katy Shumaker and husband Jerry of Wichita, Kan., and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wyandotte Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Barker will officiate.

Miami American Legion Funeral Detail will provide military honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.