In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Trisa Kohl; a brother, Ervin "Bill" Oakes and a sister, Lucille Oakes Lane.
wife: Karen Oakes, Nancy, Ky
2 children: Traci Oakes, Lebanon, IN and Tony Oakes, Seymour, In
7 grandchildren-5 great grandchildren
5 siblings: Drettie Miller, Brownstown, IN; Sharon Brock, Medora, IN; Mervin Oakes, Seymour, IN; N. E. Oakes, Jabez and Clyde Oakes, Jabez
Funeral service for R. V. Oakes will be 3 PM. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Wilson and Lisa McFarlin officiating.
Visitation after 12:30 P.M. Tuesday.
Interment in the Military Springs Cemetery in Jabez
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.