Let the memory of Clarence be with us forever.
  • 95 years old
  • Born on December 15, 1923 .
  • Passed away on April 23, 2019 .
Mr. Clarence G. Oakley, 95, a resident of Granville County died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at his home.  He was the son of the late Robert L. and Luna O. Oakley.  He lived in Durham most of his adult life.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Lancaster Oakley.
Mr. Oakley was a graduate of Stem High School and furthered his education in the Insurance Business.  He was a World War II army veteran.  While stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., he had the honor to Walk the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery when called upon.  He also served seven months in South Korea.
Mr. Oakley was a Real Estate Broker and founder of Oakley Insurance agency in Durham where he worked for twenty-two years.  Mr. Oakley and his wife, Sarah Newton Oakley, enjoyed living in the country with wide open space.  They also spent many pleasant days at their home near Ocean Isle Beach.
Mr. Oakley is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Newton Oakley of the home; two step-sons, Melvin R. Newton of Cary and Ronnie M. Newton of the home; one sister, Ethel O. Blalock of Stem.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019 in the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor by Rev. John Yount.  Entombment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be given to: Stovall United Methodist Church, 109 US Highway 15 N., Stovall, NC. 

Posted by Doug Strickland on April 24, 2019
Melvin/ Ronnie, Sorry to hear about the lost of Mr Oakley. I know your mother will need your love and support and I'm sure you two will be right there for her. Doug & Debbie Strickland
Posted by Dorothy Watson on April 24, 2019
Sarah, we are so sorry to hear of Clarence's passing. He was such a nice person. Love and prayers for you and your family.

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