James Paul Oakley

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

James Paul Oakley, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Roaring River Health & Rehab Center in Cassville. He was born Feb. 9, 1922, son of George and Edna (Dawson) Oakley, in Washburn. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in California for 27 years, retiring in 1978.

Survivors include: one daughter, Janice Sue Kern, of Hay Springs, Neb.; two sisters, Allene Patterson, of Washburn, and Vivian Lorene Anaya, of Keller, Texas; one grandson; and one step-granddaughter. Memorial services will be held at the White Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Yarnall officiating.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.