Okey William Eye, age 82, of Madison, passed away June 8, 2014, at Wade Park Veterans Hospital in Cleveland.
He was born on January 18, 1932, in Red Creek, W.Va., the son of Ivan and Eva Pearl (Waybright) Eye.
Okey proudly served as a Sergeant in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and at home he served as a tank commander in the Army National Guard. He worked for 36 years as an overhead crane operator for the Cleveland Crane Company. He enjoyed hunting, farming and most of all he loved spending time with his children and grandkids.
Okey is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Gary) Means of Madison and Rebecca (Rick) Siebold of Madison; son, Okey Brian Eye of Mill Run, W.Va.; grandchildren, Jason, Stacey, and Rachael Means, Christopher (Bailey) Tate, Matthew Tate, Ricky Lindoerfer, Samantha and Miranda Siebold; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jaylin, Quinten, and Jacob; sisters, Norean Hedrick, Irene Nelson, Frances Riffle, and Martha Smith; and brothers, June, Mike, and Don Eye.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Everett, Robert, and Dixon; and sisters, Juanita, Mary Ann, and Emma Lou.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Free Pentecostal Fellowship Church, 3138 North County Line Road, in Geneva.
There will also be a visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 13, at Hinkle Funeral Home, 567 Thomas Avenue, Davis, W.Va.
Funeral Service will take place 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church in Red Creek, W.Va. Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate the service. Burial will take place at the Flanagan Hill Cemetery.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements with online obituary at www.behmfuneral.com.
Hinkle Funeral Home
Thomas Ave Davis, WV 26260
Published in www.News-Herald.com on June 10, 2014