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Ronald Lee "Ace" Eye

August 22, 2017

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SERVICES

Visitation
Friday
August 25, 2017

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
One Guthrie Lane
Morgantown, WV 26508

Vigil Service
Friday
August 25, 2017

7:30 PM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
One Guthrie Lane
Morgantown, WV 26508

Funeral Mass
Saturday
August 26, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
One Guthrie Lane
Morgantown, WV 26508

Interment
Saturday
August 26, 2017

2:00 PM
East Oak Grove Cemetery
1291 Dorsey Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501


Ronald Lee “Ace” Eye, 79, of Morgantown, West Virginia, passed away, Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Ron was born March 31, 1938, in Cheat Neck, WV, to the late James and Elizabeth (Fowler) Eye.

Following his graduation from University High School in 1957, Ron enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until honorably discharged in 1959. 

On October 7th, 1961, he married the former Barbara Ann Slavensky in Morgantown, WV.

Ron was a welder and pipefitter and was a loyal member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 152 for fifty-five years.  He enjoyed his work tremendously and remained close friends with many of his Union brothers until his passing.  He retired in 2000 to spend time with his wife and family and continued to serve them all tirelessly and faithfully until the end. 

In addition to gardening and landscaping as hobbies, Ron was also a skilled woodworker who decorated the homes of family and friends with his carvings and his art.

In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by his three children:  Stephanie Stevens and husband Rick of Cumming, GA; Alyssa Wilson and husband Christopher of Morgantown; and son Lee and companion Stacy Klimek of Morgantown.  He is also survived by five grandchildren: Briana, Hannah and Tara Stevens and Grant and Reynolds Wilson; his sister Deby Arnett; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Tonya Lee Eye, and sister Alice "Faye" Fisher.

Friends and family will be received at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1 Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, WV, 26508, on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 3-8 PM with a Scriptural Wake Service held at 7:30 p.m.  to conclude the visitation.

Visitation will resume in the church on Saturday, August 26th from 9 AM until the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM with Rev. Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, STD, VE, as celebrant. Following the Funeral Mass, all in attendance are invited to join the family in the church social hall for a funeral luncheon. Interment will take place at 2 PM Saturday afternoon at East Oak Grove Cemetery

Memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s honor to St. Francis Central Catholic School where he educated his four children, 41 Guthrie Lane, Morgantown, WV, 26508, or St. Ursula Food Pantry and Outreach where he volunteered, PO Box 18, Pursglove, WV 26546.  

Professional services are under the direction of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown.

To send personal condolences and other symbolic gestures, or to order flowers, please visit www.smithfcc.com.

 

 

 

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