Gary Elvin Eley, 71, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on May 30, 2017, formerly of Eldorado, Ohio.
Gary was born on September 10, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Lloyd and Bette (Shiverdecker) Eley.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Eley.
Gary was a retired railroad engineer from DT&I railroad. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea, and a lifetime member of the American Legion, currently at the New Madison Post 245. He was a member of the Arcanum Masonic Lodge 295. Gary enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and hunting. He loved to travel and telling stories about his railroad days. Gary was a mechanic and wood worker. He enjoyed to collect and restore antique IH Cub Cadet garden tractors and was an avid coin collector. Gary was a loving husband and loved spending time with family and friends.
Gary is survived by his wife Vicky (Latch) Eley whom he married April 12, 1990; his children, Richard and wife Becky Eley of South Charleston, Ohio, Ronald and wife Jennifer of Camden, Ohio, Robert and wife Loida Eley of Roy, Utah, Randel and Wife Tamie Eley of Arcanum, Ohio, and Adam Amerman of Centerville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, Josh and wife Theresa Eley, Tyler Eley, Ronny and wife Heather Eley, Josh Brown, Tyler Brown, Kody Eley, Krystal and husband Brad Bush, Devon Eley, Hannah Eley, Jessie Masterson, Allyson Masterson, Savanna Spencer and A.J. Amerman; 7 great grandchildren; 4 brothers-in-law, 4 sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison, with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. A Masonic Lodge of Sorrow will follow. Burial, with full military honors by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit Tuesday, from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Children's Miracle Network, One Children's Plaza, Dayton, Ohio 45404.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.braundpope.com.