December 27, 1943 – January 19, 2017

Clyde Oakes, age 73, of Jabez, KY, departed this life on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Baptist Health Lexington.

Clyde was born on December 27, 1943, in Jabez, to the late Orvis and Icey Carender Oakes. Clyde enjoyed fishing, reading, and loved telling and hearing a good joke or story.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred LaFavers Oakes, whom he married on February 24, 1973 in Somerset; two sisters, Drettie Miller of Seymour, IN, and Sharon (and Ron) Brock of Medora, IN; two brothers, Mervin Oakes of Seymour, IN, and N.E. (and Joyce) Oakes of Jabez, KY; a grandchild, Celia (and T.J.) Bryant of Nancy, KY; along with many nieces, nephews, special friends and his dog “Spot”.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Brandy Oakes; two brothers Bill and R.V. Oakes; a sister, Lucille Lane; a niece, Trisa Diane Kohl.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 11:30am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will also be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Darin Godby. Burial will be in LaFavers Cemetery in Jabez, KY.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Clyde Oakes.