Harold Franklin Oakes, 87, of Albemarle passed away on September 10th, 2017. Mr. Oakes was born on February 13, 1930 in Vicksburg, MS. He was retired from the US Army and from Cannon Mills. He served as the commander at the VFW Post 2908 in Albemarle. He attended Anderson Grove Baptist Church in Albemarle.
He was preceded by his wife Doris Oakes, son Roy Woods, sister Laverne Jerigan and brother J.C. Oakes
He is survived by his three sons Chris McMullins and Scott Oakes of Marshall, TX and Jody Oakes of Louisiana, five daughters Debra Rothrock and Donald of New London, Jean Keller of Irving, TX, Gina Meador of Big Sandy, TX, Tracey Oakes of Dothan, AL and Diane Oakes. A daughter in law Phyllis Woods of Albemarle, one sister Laura Peterson of Rome, GA and one brother Norman Oakes of Pell City, AL and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 9:00am – 10:00am on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at Haven Lutheran Church Fellowship Building.
The memorial service will be at 10:00am on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at Haven Lutheran Church Fellowship Service 207 West Harrison St Salisbury, NC 28144 with the burial to follow at the Salisbury National Cemetery and military honors will be accorded by the Lyerly Funeral Home Volunteer Honor Guard.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made at your local DAV chapter.
Lyerly Funeral Home will be assisting the Oakes family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.
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So sorry for your loss. I remember my cousin Harold as a boy working in my dad's auto salvage yard. He and his siblings were very important to all of us.
Submitted by Melvin Oakes on Sep 15 2017 12:10:30 AM
I will miss helping you with your meal tray st the DAV and VFW meeting . Always appreciated you giving grace. Thank you for your service for our country. Enjoy your new home. God is with you.
Submitted by Dianne and Norman Morgan on Sep 14 2017 09:10:07 AM
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