Okey William Eye, 82, of Madison, Ohio, passed away June 8, 2014, in Wade Park Veterans Hospital in Cleveland.
He was born Jan. 18, 1932, at Red Creek, a 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 Co. 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, Ohio, and Rebecca (Rick) Siebold of Madison, Ohio; son, Okey (Sherry) Eye of Mill Run; grandchildren, Jessica Rae Eye, 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 (Mary) 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 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Hinkle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church in Red Creek with the Rev. Neil Parsons officiating. Interment will follow in Flanagan Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Flanagan Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 27, Red Creek, WV 26289. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hinklefuneralhome.com.