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James "Frankie" Franklin Oakley

March 4, 1948 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 74)

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James Franklin Oakley, 74, of Madisonville, KY passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Deaconess Baptist Health in Madisonville., KY.

He was born in Madisonville, KY on March 4, 1948 to the late Starlin and Ellanora Oakley. 

Mr. Oakley was of the Baptist faith and was a Vietnam veteran having served in the United States Army. He had worked as a coal miner for Retiki Coal

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Greg Oakley and Richard Oakley.

Mr. Oakley is survived by his wife,  Belinda Oakley of Madisonville, KY ; his three children, Sandra Kay Utley of Mandin, ND, Jennifer Dawn Hale and her husband, Damian, of Sarasota, FL, and James Kevin Oakley and his wife, Kaleana,  of  Beaumont, TX; two sisters, Carolyn Young and her husband, Jimmy, of Anton, KY and Danielle Kim Laffoon, of KY; three brothers, Steve Oakley and his wife, Lynda, Jeffery Oakley and his wife, Sandy, and David Oakley and his wife, Laurie, all of Madisonville, KY; seven grandchildren: Brandon Utley, Whitney Oakley, Dakota Utley, Shelby Lynn Oakley, Hunter Daugherty, Kevin Franklin Oakley, and Gabriel Hale; four great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:00AM at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY with Bro. Keith Harris. officiating and interment with military rites performed by the Pennyrile Honor Guard will take place at 1:00PM at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West Columbarium in Hopkinsville, KY.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 9:00AM until service time at 11:00 AM at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

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March 10, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Memorial Service
March 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Interment with Military Honors
March 10, 2022

1:00 PM
Kentucky veterans Cemetery West

Hopkinsville, KY


Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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