Obituary for Robert Edward Oakley of Cameron

Robert Edward Oakley, age 83, of Cameron, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, surrounded by his loving family.

A Going Home Celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Lewis Ring and Pastor Tom Everett officiating.  Burial will follow at The House of the Lord Cemetery in Vass.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 1 until 2.

Robert was born in Moore County on August 11, 1938 to the late Mack Samuel and Gladys Blakley Oakley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Edward Oakley, sister, Betty Jean Lea and brother, Johnny Oakley.

Robert was a local farmer and enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and fixing things but most of all he loved the Lord and his family. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alice Campbell Oakley; children, Ronnie Oakley (Melissa) of Cameron, Anita Jones (Steve) of Carthage, Pamela Russell (Gene) of Cameron and David Oakley (Blanca) of Cameron; sisters, Lucille Ashburn of Cameron, Annie Patterson of Cameron, Mary Burnett (Robert) of Cameron; brother, Martin Oakley of Cameron; sister-in-law, Lorena Oakley of Sanford; grandchildren, Maegan Lea (Josh), Katie Sharp (Ryan), Jonathan Russell (Gena), Jennifer Cole (Justin), Sara Russell, Rebecca Ragsdale, James Ragsdale (Sydney), Brandon Oakley (Kathryn), Robert James Oakley, Stephen Oakley, Emma Oakley and Stephanie Jones; great-grandchildren, Padraig Sharp, Kinsley Sharp, Everett Sharp, Ava Cole, Ashlyn Cole, Porter Cole, Langston Ragsdale, Vera Russell, Baby Boy Russell, Eloise Lea, Mabel Lea, Jude Bibey, Aiden Edwards and  Sophia Edwards.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Memory of Robert Oakley to FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

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The family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Vass.

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