Carl Eddie Oakes, 77, of Butterfield, died Oct. 12, 2008, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.
He was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Purdy, the son of Ramey and Flossie Logan Oakes. He was retired from Tyson Foods in Monett. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954.
He is survived by one sister, Mildred Halstenberg, of Pierce City.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Verdane Oakes.
Graveside services were held Friday at Sparks Cemetery near Butterfield with Doyle russell, pastor, officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.