Donald Gerald Eye, age 72 of Lee Street, Moorefield, WV, passed away Sunday evening, January 16, 2022 at the Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, WV. Born on April 22, 1949 in Moorefield, WV, he was a son of the late Roscoe Ervin Eye and Mary Susan Walters Eye. A brother, Douglas Eye and a sister, Joan Hogbin also precede him in death.
Surviving is his loving wife of 49 years, Sharon Elaine Wratchford Eye; a son, Josh (Jackie) Eye of Old Fields, WV; a daughter, Crystal (Rafael) Vega of Williamsburg, VA; two brothers, Richard Eye of Moorefield, WV and Robert (Anita) Eye of Purgitsville, WV; two sisters, Becky (Monty) Plum of Old Fields, WV and Ellen Hardy of Moorefield, WV; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Donald Eye was a man of duty, honor, and integrity. He served in the US Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Corporal, and was awarded the National Defense Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a Life-Member of the Denney-Moyers-Pratt Post #9606 V.F.W.
Donald had a major influence in laying the basic foundational skills and unlocking potential in so many of the youth in Moorefield with over 30 years of coaching both Little League Basketball and Football. He not only volunteered his time in coaching both sports but also volunteered as a referee during basketball games and as a member of the chain crew for Moorefield High School home football games. He also was instrumental in the lives of the children that his wife babysat throughout their 49 years of marriage.
He retired from the Town of Moorefield as a Chief Water Operator and was a member of the Moorefield Church of Christ. He loved hunting and fishing with his family and friends; but no greater joy than being surrounded by his grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street with Pastor John Leininger officiant. Interment will follow with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the U.S. Marines and the Moorefield Veterans Honor Guard at the Bethel Cemetery, Old Fields, WV. The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Due to the current COVID-19 recommendations, wearing of masks and social distancing by individuals unvaccinated is recommended.
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