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Thomas Wayne Oakes

November 27, 1947 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 72)


Thomas Wayne Oakes, 72, of Conway, SC passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center.  He was born November 27, 1947 in Canton, OH son of the late Thomas Hubert Oakes and Velma Iona Mc Cartney Oakes.  

 Tom was a Lieutenant with the Louisville Police Department for 23 years before retiring and starting his own electrical company.  Tom also served in the United States Navy as an Interior Communications Specialist, third class.

 In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Dotty June Oakes.

 He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Debra Jean Arney Oakes of Conway, SC; three children, Todd M. Oakes ( Lindsey) of Greer, SC, Denise Prothro (James) of Conway, SC, and Thomas Oakes II (Lindsay) of Burke, VA; six grandchildren, Christopher Oakes, Stacey Oakes, Kayden Lewis, Landon Oakes, Everly Oakes, and Layton Oakes; one great granddaughter Alassandra Navarrete.

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A memorial service will be held at a later time.

 Cremation Services Direct (843-651-1194) of Myrtle Beach is assisting the family.


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