Lenard R. Oakes

Lenard R. Oakes, 79, of Dunlap, died Sunday morning, February 16, 2014 at his home.

Lenard was a hard worker. He owned and operated Oakes Tree Service for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hunter and Bessie Ward Oakes; sisters, Bobbie Cantrell and Jewell Reece; brothers, Harold, D.C., Woodrow, R.A., Turner and Raymond.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Clara Ferguson Oakes; sons, Tony (Angela) Oakes, of Soddy Daisy and Ray (Linda) Oakes; daughters, Jeanette Davis and Jane Annette (Tim) Griswold, all of Dunlap; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Dorothy) Oakes, Crossville and Paul (Velma) Oakes; sister, Betty (Clarence) Dean, McMinnville; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A celebration of Lenard’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday February 19, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Darell Nance officiating. The family will receive friends beginning on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Blankenship Cemetery.

Please share your thoughts and condolences with the family online at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pikeville Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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