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Thomas ‘Tommy’ Raymond Oakley, 80, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many, went to be with his Lord on Monday, August 22, 2022. He passed away peacefully at Park Louisville memory care facility in Louisville, KY. Providence, KY was his home, and he spoke of it often. However, today, he is home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was born on December 21, 1941 to the late Raymond “Barney” and Vera Rose Oakley, and he graduated from Providence HS in 1959. He served in the Army National Guard, and worked as a coal miner, electrician, welder and mechanic for 32 years at Webster County Coal, Dotiki Mine where he was known as T.O. He also served his community on the Providence City Council for a while. Around the home, it seemed he could fix anything, and loved to give a helping hand whenever he could. He was known to many as a sweet and loving man and always looked for ways to be generous, kind and helpful to others. He was a faithful husband and devoted father and grandfather. He never missed a ballgame, dance recital or musical performance. He was the type of person everyone thought highly of, and will be greatly missed.

His wife of 48 years, Sheila Ann Oakley, and his daughter, Julie Lynn Oakley, preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Jason Oakley (Karen), of Louisville, KY, and his grandchildren Jonathan Oakley and Erica Lewis (Connor), of Lexington, KY, as well as several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Barnett-Strother Providence Chapel (301 N Broadway, Providence, KY), and from 9:00am until service time, 11:00 am, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Providence General Baptist Church (309 W Main St, Providence, KY), with burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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