Herman George Oakley, Jr., 79, of Radford, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the New River Valley Medical Center. He retired from RAAP and was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman George, Sr. and Agnes Doss Oakley, a sister, Frances Webb and a brother, Erroll Thompson. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Colleen ‘Annie’ Oakley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Kathy Oakley, and Greg and Patty Oakley; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Eddie Harris; seven grandchildren, Caitlin and Logan Oakley, Lauren, Matt and Josh Oakley, and Megan and Zach Harris; a sister, Kathleen Graham; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Frankie Graham officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank, 1025 Electric Road, Salem, VA 24153 or www.swvafoodbank.org. The Oakley family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. (www.mullinsfuneralhome.com)