Okey William Eye, age 82, of Madison, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Wade Park Veterans Hospital in Cleveland.
He was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Red Creek, W.Va., the son of Ivan and Eva Pearl (Waybright) Eye.
Okey proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. 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, and Samantha and Miranda Siebold; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jaylin, Quinten and Jacob; sisters, Norean Hedrick, Irene Nelson, Frances Riffle and Martha Smith; brothers, June, Mike and Don Eye.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Everett, Robert and Dixon; sisters, Juanita, Mary Ann and Emma Lou.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 11th, 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., Friday, June 13th, at HINKLE FUNERAL HOME, 567 Thomas Ave., Davis, W.Va.
Funeral Service will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14th, at Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church in Red Creek, W.Va. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate the Service. Burial will take place at Flanagan Hill Cemetery.
The BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family with local arrangements with online obituary at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.