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David W. "Oakie" Oakes
December 10, 1953 ~ January 28, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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David W. “Oakie” Oakes, 69, died Saturday, January 28,2023 in the Hennis Healthcare Centre in Dover, Ohio.
Formerly of Carrollton, he was born December 10, 1953 in Canton, OH to the late Reginald and Ruth (Reed) Oakes. Grandparents were Frank and Sarah Oakes and Frank and Rhoda Reed. He was a 1972 graduate Perry High School in Massillon. He spent many happy hours at the University of Akron where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He was an all-sports fan and once served as a Carrollton Little Warriors football coach. He was a rabid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes along with his Aunt Vera and Uncle Clayton Gourley of Athens, TN who survive. He was also proceeded in death by a brother, Frank
He is also survived by his step-daughter Kristen (John) Buchanan and son Brody; and two nephews; great-nieces and – nephews and cousins.
Dave lived life exuberantly. He was a big man known for his humor and kindness. Dave had a remarkable ability to make friends wherever he went. He is survived by best friends, Jim and Carol Myers; Jason, Erin and Quinne Myers; Skip Campbell; Joe Harris; Kathy Steinmetz; Jack Hall; Linda Howell; Matt Howell and Annette Cookson and many more too numerous to mention.
His favorite charity was St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
He asked to have put in his obituary the statement, “I’m dead so what”. Listen to some ELO, drink a beer and remember Dave.
Dave’s wishes were to be cremated. Jim and Carol Myers will host a Celebration of his fantastic life from 1:00 until 5:00 P.M., Saturday, February 25, 2023 with tributes presented at 2:15 P.M. at the Carroll County Veteran's Club, 2038 Brenner Road NE, Carrollton. The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville has been entrusted with his arrangements. To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website