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Stanley C. Oakes, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2016)

He served the community in many different ways. As a teen, he carried the mail, first by mule, later by car, in the Old Mac community. He drove a taxi cab for Mike's Cab Company in Campbellsville and was a lineman for REA (now RECC). In 1953, he began a 39-year career at Fruit of the Loom in the bleach house for 75c an hour, later transferred to sewing machine mechanic and promoted to supervisor. He was an auxiliary police officer for the City of Campbellsville during the early 1970's and assisted families during the April 1974 tornado outbreak. He was appointed a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Julian Carroll. In retirement, he continued repairing sewing machines for many members of the community free of charge.
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Stanley C. Oakes, 89, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 10:55pmET, Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service for Stanley C. Oakes will be at 12pmCT/1pmET, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Shaun Caudill and Bro. Tim Coghill. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be after 8amCT/9amEt, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home


Stanley C. Oakes, Taylor Co., KY (1926-2016)

Stanley C. Oakes of Campbellsville, son of the late James Isaac Oakes and Martha Alice Cash Oakes, was born December 28, 1926, in Taylor County, KY. He died at 10:55pmET, Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY at the age of 89 years, two months, and seven days.

He served the community in many different ways. As a teen, he carried the mail, first by mule, later by car, in the Old Mac community. He drove a taxi cab for Mike's Cab Company in Campbellsville and was a lineman for REA (now RECC). In 1953, he began a 39-year career at Fruit of the Loom in the bleach house for 75c an hour, later transferred to sewing machine mechanic and promoted to supervisor. He was an auxiliary police officer for the City of Campbellsville during the early 1970's and assisted families during the April 1974 tornado outbreak. He was appointed a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Julian Carroll. In retirement, he continued repairing sewing machines for many members of the community free of charge.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

He enjoyed playing guitar, playing cards, landscape acrylic painting, handcrafting bone-handled knives, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He united in marriage to Henrietta Glenn on October 17, 1947. Besides his wife, Henrietta of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by:
  • One daughter and one son: Linda Oakes Russell and husband, Steve of Campbellsville, KY; and Mark Oakes of Campbellsville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Kathy Oakes England and husband, Joey of Campbellsville, KY; S Isaac Russell and wife, Rebekah of Bowling Green, KY; Whitney Oakes Graham and husband, Neal, and Andrew Oakes and wife, Cora, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five great-grandchildren: Trey Graham, Maggie Oakes, Brooklyn England, Gabby England, and Shiann England

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Lester Oakes and a brother in infancy; and three sisters: Ida Warren, Sadie Clark, and Dorothy Atwell.

Send condolences to the family of Stanley C. Oakes

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to South Campbellsville Baptist Church or Gideon Bibles and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.



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