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This memorial website was created in memory of Timothy Oladokun, 79 years old, born on August 10, 1943, and passed away on August 26, 2022 in Ikire, Nigeria.

TIMOTHY OYELEKE OLADOKUN "Leke" proud Nigerian, ọmọ Oladokun láti ilé Ikire, a devout catholic, a Knights of Columbus, proud educator, lifelong learner, a retired professor of psychology and  a clinical psychologist. He saved many lives through his practice, helping those with substance abuse and mental health challenges get through hard times with compassionate care. If you've ever met him, he probably gave you a St. Jude's card.  St. Jude, the patron saint of desparate cases and lost causes. The card was a remainder to choose faith when all seemed lost. Leke had a vibrancy about him that was hard to forget. He always left a piece of him with those who encountered him. He didn't allow his past to dictate his present or future. He had both academic and street intelligence. We could talk about anything, any time. Leke lived his life and knew long ago his purpose was to serve others. Whatever joy he could bring to someone else's life, he did. He was not necessarily a humble man (he was confident in who he was) but he showed great levels of humility when he experienced life. His tenacity,  his ability to persevere through adversity and his unbelievable strength will always be admired by others. Perhaps the best lesson he taught many is the ability to forgive.
Sir Knight, Dr. Timothy Oyeleke Oladokun, rest well. 
Posted by C. N'Diaye on September 22, 2022
You will be missed by many Mr. Oladokun. May you rest in Heavenly peace forever. 
Posted by Evelyn Logan on September 22, 2022
Rest well. May your soul rest in heavenly peace.

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Posted by C. N'Diaye on September 22, 2022
You will be missed by many Mr. Oladokun. May you rest in Heavenly peace forever. 
Posted by Evelyn Logan on September 22, 2022
Rest well. May your soul rest in heavenly peace.
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Timothy Oyeleke was born on August 10, 1943  to Mosaku and Louisa Oladokun. From day one he was touted as a strong and intelligent baby. Through his formative years, he was enrolled in Holy Cross Primary School in Ikire where he showcased his intelligence be receiving a double promotion. By age 10, Leke was heavily involved in the Catholic Church of Ikire and became an alter boy. Several years later, he enrolled in a Catholic Seminary to become a Catholic preiest. During his teenage years, Leke left the seminary and enrolled at St. Augustine's Secondary Modern School in Ikire. WIth a yearning to be a life long learner, went on to attend Gramamer School in Ile Ife, Gbongan Grammar School and Fatima College. All of which he earned a certificate or diploma. Over the years, educationally, he also earned Associates of Arts & Science, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Exceptional Child Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Pyschology. As a life long learner, he held many continuing education certificates, licenses and authored many articles spanning four decades.

Leke's work experience spanned six decades which started working for the Late Chief Awoleke, then later joining is late friend, Alhaji, Iyiola Adeniji at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria in Ibadan. During this time, he took to teaching and education, he began teaching a course at the School of Agriculture in Akure. In addition to Akure, he has taught in Liberia, Nigeria, and in the United States, where he taught middle and high school math and science in Florida, at colleges and universities where he taught pyschology and education in Iowa, Florida, and New Jersey.  Leke's other work experiences include program director, executive director, president of his own crisis intervention program and working with counseling centers throughout Tampa. As the president and program director of Hopeway House, he saved many lives from the ailments of drugs, alcohol and metanl health challenges. As much as Leke loved to educate, he also enjoyed Nigerian politics. He participated in various political party activities and formed the Ikire Progressive Union, USA Chapter in Tampa. He was a Democrat in the U.S. He always wanted to work with politicians to improve education across the globe.

Timothy Oyeleke finished his illustrious career and life still trying to give back. He was working on creating a university in Ikire, Leklad University. The mission of the university was to bring world class education to the town of Ikire and to provide knowledge on a multitude of subjects from educators around the world. He was a devout catholic and joined the Knights of Columbus, Council 667 in 2000 and achieved fourth degree knighthood in 2005. From youth to present, he had many friends but closest to him throughout life are the late Alhaji Adeniji and Tony Aremu. Of all his accomplishments, his greatest joywas and always will be all of his children; from youngest to oldest, his legacy continues..

He is survived by his siblings, past spouses, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless extended family and friends. 

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Shared by Fade Zelaya on September 23, 2022
I pray Uncle that your soul rests in perfect peace with the Lord, You always had an energetic spirit, and lived life to the fullest. I remember mostly your relationship with your daughter Tola, during her college years at University of South Florida, She would drive around in your “Cherokee” which eventually became hers. We would joke around about your pronounciation of “cherokee” lol. I hope you are laughing at this up in heaven. I pray your soul rests in perfect peace and May God comfort and protect your whole family!
With Love,
From The Zelaya famil