Robert Tyler Oakes, 97, passed away Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Harrison County Hospital. He was born in New Albany, IN., and was an Air Force Veteran of World War II where he was a P.O.W., having flown 32 missions on a B17. He was a Partner and Owner of Applegate Oakes and Ritz Architects and he was a member of the Valley View Golf Club and St. Mark’s United Church of Christ. He was a Past-President of the New Albany Country Club and the Rotary Club. He was preceded in death by his wife: Frances M. Oakes, his parents: Robert and Katie Oakes, his brother: Marvin Oakes and his sister Wilma Parr.
His daughter: Alicia Lynne Oakes and her first husband Wayne Richard,
2 sons: Randy Oakes and his wife Missy, and Douglas Oakes and his wife Gail,
7 Grandchildren: Brandon Oakes(Elise), Brianne Linck(Joe), Remy Richard(Lauren), Jennifer Soroken(Arthur), Nicholas Oakes(Jessica), Jeananne Koetter(Jake) and Callie Oakes and 7 Great Grandchildren.
A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday November 14, 2019 at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ(222 E. Spring St.) with burial in SCI-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the Oak Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes(1846 E. Oak St.) from 2 – 7 PM Wednesday.
Memorial Contributions may be given to St. Mark’s United Church of Christ.
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