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R.V. Oakes, 74, Russell County, KY (1942-2016)

He was the son of the late Orvis & Icey Mae Carender Oakes. His wife, Karen Oakes, survives. He leaves 14 direct living descendants
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R. V. Oakes, 74, of the Jabez Community of Russell County, KY, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his home.

Funeral service for R. V. Oakes will be 3pmCT, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Richard Wilson and Lisa McFarlin officiating. Visitation after 12:30pmCT, Tuesday. Interment in the Military Springs Cemetery in Jabez, KY.

R.V. Oakes, 74, Russell County, KY (1942-2016)

He was born March 1, 1942 in Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late Orvis & Icey Mae Carender Oakes. He died Saturday, April 23, 2016, in the Jabez Community of Russell County, KY, at the age of 74 years, one month, and 22 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Trisa Kohl; a brother, Ervin "Bill" Oakes and a sister, Lucille Oakes Lane.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Karen Oakes, Nancy, KY

  • Two children: Traci Oakes, Lebanon, IN, and Tony Oakes, Seymour, IN

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Five great grandchildren

  • Five siblings: Drettie Miller, Brownstown, IN; Sharon Brock, Medora, IN; Mervin Oakes, Seymour, IN; N. E. Oakes, Jabez, KY; and Clyde Oakes, Jabez, KY
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Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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