Eugene F. Akey, 92, of Leesburg, Florida, passed away Oct. 2, 2017, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Akey was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Wyocena, to his parents Henry and Edna Akey. He was a former cattle breeder for East Central Breeders Association Cooperative in Waupun. He moved to Leesburg in 2006 from Pardeeville, and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Akey was a proud veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater.

He is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Joyce Akey of Leesburg, Florida; a son, Howard E. (Cari) Akey of Sarasota, Florida; a daughter, Gloria (Ralph) Spray of Leesburg, Florida; five grandchildren, Jim Spray, Michael Spray, Suzanne Kroll, Matthew Akey and Christian Akey; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Spray, Jordan Kroll and Tatiana Kroll; and his loving stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Mary Akey; and his brother, Russell Akey.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg, Florida. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.pagetheusfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Leesburg, Florida.