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Velma Inez Oakes

December 30, 1929 January 29, 2022
Velma  Inez Oakes
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Obituary for Velma Inez Oakes

Velma Inez Stone Oakes, age 92 of Pikeville, died January 29, 2022. Velma worked in a shirt factory for many years, enjoyed taking care of the elderly, and later became a housewife. She was of the Baptist faith, loved doing her yard work, gardening, and taking care of her animals.
Preceding Velma in death was her husband, Paul J. Oakes; parents, Harmon and Mattie Scarbrough Stone, brothers, J C Stone, Dewayne Stone; sister, Mae Burgess; brothers-in-law, Boyd Burgess, Earl Evans; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Stone, Uldean Stone.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Rick (Shirley) Oakes, David Michael (Fannie) Oakes, Mitchell (Carolyn) Oakes; sisters, Liz (Steve) Austin, Edna Evans; grandchildren, Holly (Eric) Bischoff, Lisa (Sean) Gray, Tammy Siems, Jim Oakes, Paul (Shanna) Oakes, Hunter Oakes, and Casey (Rena) Oakes; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; special sister-in-law, Ruth Essex; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
A celebration of life will be 1:00 pm CST Tuesday, February 01, 2022 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jonathan Hankins, Bro. Denny Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Blankenship Cemetery with Bro. Casey Oakes speaking. Those serving as pallbearers are Jim Oakes, Hunter Oakes, Casey Oakes, Paul Oakes, Eric Bischoff, and Sean Gray. Honorary pallbearers are Brady Gray, Jackson Gray, Kyle Oakes, Ethan Oakes, and Eli Oakes. The family will receive friends 11:00am-8:00 pm CST Monday, January 31, 2022 at the funeral home.
Condolences can be made at Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.


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