Robert Charles Oakley

November 10, 1933 - August 16, 2009

Robert Charles Oakley, age 75, of Bonham, Texas, passed away August 16, 2009, in Bonham. Robert was born November 10, 1933 in McKinney, Texas to Jesse and Mildred (Blankenship) Oakley. He married Elsa Kay Stumpp on March 31, 1951 in Stuttgart, Germany. Robert grew up in McKinney and enlisted in the United States Army where he served two tours of duty during the Vietnam Conflict and retired in 1972. He was employed at Texas Instruments for over five years. Robert enjoyed playing golf and time with his family. He was also a member of Northside Church of Christ in Bonham. He is survived by his wife, Elsa “Kay” Oakley of Bonham, Texas; daughter, Kathy Shearer and her husband, Michael of Arlington, Texas; son, Eddy Oakley of Lamasco, Texas; granddaughter, Jessica Shearer of Austin, Texas; sister, Betty Curry and her husband, Johnny of Greenville, Texas; brothers, Dickie Oakley and his wife, Resa of Trenton, Texas and Ronnie Oakley and his wife, Mary Ann of Georgetown, Texas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joe Oakley. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, August 21, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.

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Dear Kay & family, My thoughts & prayers are with you, I will always remember Robert having a great smile and a warm greeting, so very sorry for your lost. Jan Robinson Jan Robinson, August 21, 2009 Eddy, Always enjoyed when your parents came over when I was there, so sorry for your lost. Tell Mom we are thinking of her and all our love goes out to your family. Mary Ann Keily Mary Ann & Russ Keily, August 20, 2009 I will miss hearing my Uncle Robert calling me shakie; He knew how much I loved him and always will. Always, Shakie Shakie Curry, August 20, 2009 Kay, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We remember Robert's big smile, his firm handshake and friendly personality. We will certainly miss him, and be thinking of you. Helen & Kenneth Dale Helen & Kenneth Dale, August 18, 2009 YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU DURING THIS TIME. CHARLES AND JANET WEEKS JANET HICKS WEEKS, August 18, 2009 Thinking of you Eddy during this difficult time. May god Bless you and your family. Steven R. King, August 18, 2009 Eddy...although I didn't know your father, I know what a fine man he was with high integrity and values in life. I know this because he instilled those qualities in you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Allan Brimer, August 18, 2009 My condolences to the Oakley family. My prayers remain with you for your comforting. Sincerley, Rhonda Whitmore Rhonda Whitmore, August 18, 2009 Such a sweet and sincere man! He will be missed. Rod and Karyn Ralls, August 17, 2009 To Kay and Robert's Family, may God comfort you at this time. Robert was a good Christian friend, to all of us at Northside. Nolan & Pat Graham, August 17, 2009 Our loving brother will be missed so much. All the love and fun we had growing up in Mckinney will never be forgotten. The many times as we grew older just getting together for a fun day until he became too sick to continue on but always positive that it wouldn't be long before he would have the strength to have another fun day.He rests in peace now with his loving heavenly father but we'll never stop missing him. Your loving sister BooBoo and brother T.Bone Johnny & Betty Curry, August 17, 2009 Robert was truly a good man, He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, My prayers are with you, Kay and the family. Fae Roberts Fae Roberts, August 17, 2009 Robert was a wonderful person to know and we are very lucky to have been able to call him family; he always made you feel welcome and could always make you laugh; he will be remembered with love and a smile. Randy,Betty &Jesse Curry, August 17, 2009 Robert was a good friend and Christian brother. He was always a joy to be with and we will miss him. Kay, we love you and wish you comforting thoughts. Roy and Joyce Kemp Roy and Joyce Kemp, August 17, 2009 ON SUNDAY ROBERT ALWAYS COME TO THE SOUTHSIDE OF THE CHURCH TO SPEAK TO US. DIDN'T KNOW ROBERT VERY LONG . HE ALWAYS MADE US FEEL WELCOME. WE WILL MISS HIM AT NORTHSIDE. WAYNE AND NELDA J FRY WAYNE AND NELDA FRY, August 17, 2009 Dear Kay & All the Oakley families, So sorry for your loss. Robert was truly a brave man who fought a courageous battle. He will be missed by many but we know he is at peace & rest in the hands of our dear Lord Love, Lonita Alexander Rains, August 17, 2009 We will all miss your friendship and that earthquake-handshake! Kelly Kemp, August 17, 2009 I remember that Robert was always such a pleasant and friendly person. Always had a smile and greeting for me. He will truly be missed. Stacy Priddy, August 17, 2009