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Okey Robert Hay
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1927
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 2008
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

The communities of Sissonville and surrounding areas have lost a great man.
Okey Robert Hay, 81, went to be with his Heavenly Father July 8, 2008. He passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family after a long illness.

Okey was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Erma Hay, and sisters, Alice Moore and Genevieve Elmore.

Okey was born April 18, 1927, in Cicerone. He graduated the valedictorian of Walton High School in 1944. He attended Kansas State University. Okey retired in 1989 from Union Carbide after 23 years of service. He was also a retired major from the United States Army and National Guard, serving his country for 23 years. Okey was a devoted member and chairman of the Deacon Board at Crossroads Community Church.

Okey is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, Carol Lee. He was also the proud father of two sons, Michael and wife, Janice, of Sissonville and Joseph and wife, Lynne, of Souderton, Pa.; and one daughter, Susie and husband, Donald Jones, of League City, Texas. Okey and Carol were blessed with their beloved grandchildren, Jennifer, Emily and Lindsay Hay, Donald Jones II and wife, Stevie, Kara Jones and Michael and Jordan Hay. Okey leaves behind three sisters, Mildred Shafer of Casselberry, Fla., Beulah Rhodes of Gandeeville and Thelma Jackson of Elkview.

A service will be held to honor his life and celebrate the Lord at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Crossroads Community Church. Burial will follow the service with military honors in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Crossroads Community Church, c/o Jerry Bonnett, 2164 Fisher Ridge, Kenna, WV 25248.

The family would like to thank HospiceCare and all of our family and church friends for their loving support while Okey courageously battled his disease. Okey loved the Lord, life, church, his wife, his children and especially his grandchildren. Okey could always be counted on to help out a friend, of whom he had many. He also loved nature, hunting and, of course, his beagles. His courage and will to live was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Long & Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent at

Floral Hills Garden of Memories Cemetery
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Vera
Record added: Jul 10, 2008
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Okey Robert Hay
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Okey Robert Hay
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Okey Robert Hay
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