OBITUARY

Duaine "Bud" Eye

August 24, 1939April 9, 2018
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Duaine “Bud” Judy Eye, 78, a wonderful father and grandfather, who will never be forgotten, of Coleytown Rd., passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at his residence.

Born August 24, 1939, he was the son of the late Edgar Allen and Virginia Margaret (Propst) Eye.

Bud was a lifelong HAM operator, going by the call sign of KA4RCL. In the last decade of his life his passion was country, bluegrass and gospel music and he could often be found at weekly events throughout the area. In his early years he worked for Wilson Trucking as a driver until he could start his poultry farm from which is now operated by his son.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June M. Eye on April 29, 2008; sisters, Doreatha Dahmer and Arvonna Balsey; and foster sister, Martha Ellinger.

Survivors include sons, Kenneth Eye and wife, Sharon of Waynesboro and Randal Eye and wife, Kristin of Richmond; daughters, Karen Benson of Richmond and Judy Gray and husband, Mark of Waynesboro; brother, Sheldon Eye of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren, Eric Carter and wife, Sarah, Lainey, Ricky and Jake Benson, Kevin and Jeremy Eye, Rachel and Kelly Gray; four great-grandchildren, Lunden and Avery Carter, Hawke Carter and Natalie Reyell; numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves his special friend and companion, Katherine “Kat” Moore.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Hermitage Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Wray Sherman officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Eye, Jake Marrs, Greg Eye, Mark Gray, Kevin Eye, Jeremy Eye, Ricky Benson and Jake Benson.

Honorary pallbearers will be his friends from the “Sawmill” and the “Barn”.

The family will receive friends form 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 West Main Street.

Memorial contributions may be made in “Bud’s” memory to Hermitage Presbyterian Church, 46 Hildebrand Church Road, Waynesboro, VA. 22980.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar Allen and Virginia Margaret (Propst) Eye; his wife, June M. Eye on April 29, 2008; sisters, Doreatha Dahmer and Arvonna Balsey; and foster sister, Martha Ellinger.

    Survivors include sons, Kenneth Eye and wife Sharon of Waynesboro, Randal Eye and wife Kristin of Richmond; daughters, Karen Benson of Richmond, Judy Gray and husband Mark of Waynesboro; brother, Sheldon Eye of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren, Eric Carter and wife Sarah, Lainey, Ricky and Jake Benson, Kevin and Jeremy Eye, Rachel and Kelly Gray; four great-grandchildren, Lunden and Avery Carter, Hawke Carter and Natalie Reyell; numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves his special friend and companion, Katherine “Kat” Moore.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Eye, Jake Marrs, Greg Eye, Mark Gray, Kevin Eye, Jeremy Eye, Ricky Benson and Jake Benson.
  • DONATIONS

  • Heritage Presbyterian Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment, Officiating
REMEMBERING

Duaine "Bud" Eye

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Bob McCracken

April 14, 2018

I was saddened to hear about Bud's passing. Bud was not only a good friend but a fellow ham radio operator. It was because of Bud's encouragement and help that enabled me to acquire my ham license back in 1982. I will always remember Bud as a good and kind man.

Wilma Jean Quick Morris

April 13, 2018

I have so many things I remember. Like when he bought the Sutton home and remodeled it. Going to get milk from his Dad Edger and he was milking. His boys starting school. June and Bud would stop by our house as they passed. Dad and Mom thought a lot of him and June. Will be missed by all. But will be with June again! R.I.P. Bud

Barbara Helmandollar

April 12, 2018

I have only met him a handful of times but in those times he was a charming gentleman. He was a good man to those he loved. May he rest in peace.

William and Linda Marrs

April 11, 2018

Bud was a wonderful man and will be missesd so very much.
Although it’s difficult to see beyond the sorrow , may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. 💙

Michelle Leo

April 11, 2018

Judy Gray and Family, Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay.
So very sorry for your loss.
~Michelle Leo

Staci Anthony

April 11, 2018

Rachel - I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. After looking at all the photos you take after your grandma. Stay strong girl and know that he is watching you from above. Love you!!!!

Staci, Robbie, Braeden and Lillie

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Biography

Duaine “Bud” Judy Eye, 78, a wonderful father and grandfather, who will never be forgotten, of Coleytown Rd., passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at his residence.

Born August 24, 1939, he was the son of the late Edgar Allen and Virginia Margaret (Propst) Eye.

Bud was a lifelong HAM operator, going by the call sign of KA4RCL. In the last decade of his life his passion was country, bluegrass and gospel music and he could often be found at weekly events throughout the area. In his early years he worked for Wilson Trucking as a driver until he could start his poultry farm from which is now operated by his son.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June M. Eye on April 29, 2008; sisters, Doreatha Dahmer and Arvonna Balsey; and foster sister, Martha Ellinger.

Survivors include sons, Kenneth Eye and wife, Sharon of Waynesboro and Randal Eye and wife, Kristin of Richmond; daughters, Karen Benson of Richmond and Judy Gray and husband, Mark of Waynesboro; brother, Sheldon Eye of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren, Eric Carter and wife, Sarah, Lainey, Ricky and Jake Benson, Kevin and Jeremy Eye, Rachel and Kelly Gray; four great-grandchildren, Lunden and Avery Carter, Hawke Carter and Natalie Reyell; numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves his special friend and companion, Katherine “Kat” Moore.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Hermitage Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Wray Sherman officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Eye, Jake Marrs, Greg Eye, Mark Gray, Kevin Eye, Jeremy Eye, Ricky Benson and Jake Benson.

Honorary pallbearers will be his friends from the “Sawmill” and the “Barn”.

The family will receive friends form 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 West Main Street.

Memorial contributions may be made in “Bud’s” memory to Hermitage Presbyterian Church, 46 Hildebrand Church Road, Waynesboro, VA. 22980.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com