Charles Wayne Oakes

Born in McMinnville, TN on June 9, 1944

Departed on May 7, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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OAKES, C. Wayne, age 66, Nashville. A member of Bellevue Church of Christ, The Shriners, Temple Hills Golf Club and was on the Board of Mercy Homes. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Norma Oakes; daughter, Melia Michael Clark; granddaughter, Maranda Rae Clark; brothers, Lewis, Doug Dorothy, Dr. Gary Donna and Roger Becky Oakes; he is also survived by his beloved dog, Prissy. The funeral service will be 12 Noon, Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bellevue Church of Christ Bus Fund, 7401 Hwy 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221 or Church of Christ Disaster Relief, 410 Allied Dr. Nashville, TN 37221. Interment at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation, Tuesday, 2-8pm and Wednesday, 11am-12pm at HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 615-646-9292. www.afamilylegacy.com

44 Comments to Charles Wayne Oakes

  1. Barbara Dillingham
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    I worked with Wayne at Geny Insurance and loved him. He was one of a kind.

  2. Phillip S. Piper
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    Wayne & I shared some great times at meetings and insurance company trips. I loved his personality and humor. I will always treasure the way he treated me.

  3. Jamie Reed
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    He will be missed.

  4. Matthew E. Bosler
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    Your family is in our prayers.

  5. Pat Holcomb
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    May God grant your family the peace that passes all understanding. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  6. Linda and Robert Hanna
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    We’re so sorry for your family’s loss Dr. O. We’ll remember you guys in our prayers, and don’t hesitiate to call on us if there’s anything you need.

  7. Cindy & Rick Walton
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    Norma,
    Both Wayne and yourself have been amazing friends to us and my parents for many years. I will always remember and be forever grateful to you both. Wayne will be missed by Rick and I and by Dad. I know Dad will miss his weekly lunch dates with Wayne at Dalton’s. Wayne was so kind to to come by and pick him up each time they went since his stroke. May God bless you, Melia and your family in this sad time. We are just a phone call away if you ever need anything.

    Rick & Cindy Walton & LeRoy too!

  8. Phillip Kirkland
    May 9, 2011 12:00 am

    Dr. Oakes,

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Phillip Kirkland, DMAT-1 TN

  9. David Wharton
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Gary, We rejoice and grieve your brother’s passing and want you to know our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  10. Louis & Karen Manglass TN-1 DMAT
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Ron Stephens, Travelers Ins. Co.
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Wayne’s family. A true gentleman and the insurance industry and the world will miss Wayne.

  12. Teresa McKee, CNA Insurance Co.
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  13. Tracy Raymond
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Norma & Melia,

    I am thinking about you both and sending lots of love your way. I have great memories of my first Thanksgiving in Arkansas with Wayne, your grandmother and both of you. I am so sorry for loss. Love, Tracy.

  14. Grover Collins/collins- miller ins
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    we are very sorry

  15. Ken Miller
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Gary, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Ken Miller

  16. Jodi Lee
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    My thoughts & prayers go out to Melia, and her family. Cherish your memories and comfort each other through this difficult time. Your P&G family is praying for you!

  17. Carleen Zimmerman
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia and family – I am so sorry to hear about your loss; You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. Regards, Carleen Zimmmerman

  18. Carol Miller
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia and Family: So very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time.

  19. Danielle Meehan
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia – In the quiet moments, when the hurt is hard to bear, May love become your shelter and May the beauty of precious memories be your comfort. You are held in gentle thought and prayer.

  20. Denise Rose
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Wayne was a very dear friend to me, as well as my employer for a short time. I have wonderful memories of him! May God keep your family close during this difficult time! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. Denise Goble
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia and family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories of your dad bring you comfort.

  22. Chris Cozzens
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’m praying for you and your family. God bless.

  23. Barry Hatfield
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about the lost of your father. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Jamie Slavin
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I hope the memories of your Dad and the comfort of family and friends help you through this difficult time.

  25. J. R.
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Norma,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. As I think you know, Wayne was much more than a business associate for all those years but a great friend as well. I’m so glad I got to see him the last time I was in Nashville. He will be truly missed by so many. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do. Judge

  26. David Glisson
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with with you.

  27. Pam Fotenopulos
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    I have known Wayne for many years and he was a fine and upstanding man. He will be sorely misses.

  28. Alicia Sumpter
    May 10, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia, you and your family are in my prayers. Please know you can talk to me any time. I know how hard this is.

    Alicia

  29. Marilyn and Sherrie
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  30. Sue Walker
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  31. Julene
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    May God guide you thru this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  32. Kim Allen
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you in this time. Kim Allen co-worker w/Dr. Oakes-CIGNA

  33. Barbara Pardue
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    I am sorry to hear about your brother falling asleep in the Lord. My God grant him rest. My prayers are with you and your family as well as the newly departed child of God, Charles.

  34. Susan Yardley, Palm Restaurant
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    Wayne was one of my favorite regulars for lunch at the Palm. I shall miss him and plan to be with you at the funeral. My sincere condolences, Susan.

  35. Kim & Cheri Westmoreland
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    Praying for your comfort and strength during these difficults.

  36. Kaye Tolbert
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    Norma, Melia and family–we are so sorry that we couldn’t be with you today for the funeral. Please know that we love you and are saying prayers for you.
    We hope to get there soon to check on you.
    Thinking of you, Gary and Kaye Tolbert

  37. KEN JONES
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    You will be missed.Your friend.

  38. GARY & THELMA ROBBLE
    May 11, 2011 12:00 am

    We are very saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and business associate. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  39. Karen Bramwell
    May 12, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult and sad time. Please let me know what I can do to help make this easier.

  40. Stephanie Allen
    May 12, 2011 12:00 am

    Dr. Oakes, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

  41. Lynetta Flint
    May 12, 2011 12:00 am

    Always remember that God is near whenever you need his presence. May God bless you and your family..

  42. Lois Fruhwirth
    May 12, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I hope you find some comfort knowing that you are in all our thoughts & prayers.
    Sincerely,

  43. Marysue Rehn
    May 13, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia, I was so sad to hear of the loss of your dad. I’ve kept you and your family in my prayers. Hopefully the loving memories of your dad will help you through this very difficult time.

  44. Camille Woods
    May 15, 2011 12:00 am

    Melia,

    My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

    Camille Woods