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Elmer Gordon Oakes Jr

November 23, 1924 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 92)

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Elmer G. Oakes Jr, 92 of Raleigh formerly of Portsmouth, VA, passed away Thursday September 28, 2017. Graveside services will be held at the Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum on Sunday at 2:00pm.


MR. Oakes was born in Smyth Co, VA son of the late Elmer Gordon Oakes Sr and Mattie Virginia Stephenson Oakes. He was preceded in death by his son Elmer Gordon Oakes III. Mr. Oakes was a WWII Veteran of the US Army serving with the 52nd Armored Division.


Mr. Oakes is survived by his granddaughters, Bonnie O. Hopkins (Chip) of Raleigh and Betsie O. Wilkinson (Wil) of Sanford; daughter in law, Kay L. Oakes of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Grace, Hunter, Parker, Harris and Lawson.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Churchland Masonic Lodge #276, 5715 High St W, Portsmouth, VA 23703.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Churchland Masonic Lodge #276
5715 High Street W., Portsmouth VA 23703

 Service Information

Graveside Service
October 1, 2017

2:00 PM
Meadowbrook Memoial Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435

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