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October 06, 2012
Mrs. Bobbie I'm so sorry to hear of Dennis passing. I loved him dearly even when he got sick while working at Walmart He would always make me smile. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.
October 06, 2012
Bobbie, so sorry to hear of your loss. You introduced me to your husband many years ago. I have not seen you in a very long time, but time does not lessen our sympathy. Prayers are with you.
October 06, 2012
October 06, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers
October 06, 2012
Sorry to hear of your passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. No more suffering. He is in a better place now.
October 06, 2012
Rest in Peace Uncle D.A. & Rejoice in Heaven with our Lord and Savior.

Our memories are treasures that time can never destroy for those we Love are never but a thought away....Love itself lives on in the Heart.

I still see you being so calm and reassuring with me as you laughingly helped me one more time....with the piano....the accordian....riding my bike....

Blessed Treasures
October 06, 2012
I heard the sad news of the passing of your husband and I just wanted to let you know that I am very sorry to hear of this sad sad news. I am so happy that our class got to meet the love of your life at our reunion last July, you two seemed so content together. Mrs. Oakley you were always the very best part of Cedar Hall that I can remember. Your smile just lit up that whole school and reading about your husband and the kind of man he was ..well I can see why you were always smiling. What a great life and love you two shared. That kind of love is truly and inspiration to some of younger married couples that are just getting started. I am so sorry for your loss, but when you think about all the happy years you shared I guess all you can really do is let that beautiful smile of yours come shining through. Mrs. Oakley you are and were always a beautiful person and God will take care of you and he will help you to not feel so sad. You have a beautiful family and a ton of support from friends. All of us kids from Cedar hall hold you in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Now you have a beautiful angel looking after you just as he did here on earth and he will be with you everywhere you go, in your heart and in your soul. May he rest in peace with our Lord in a beautiful place forever. All of my deepest thoughts of love, peace, and sympathy. God Bless you and your family. All my love always,
Rebecca Pasco
Mercer, Pennsylvania
October 06, 2012
Farewell to my Brother-In-Law, D.A. Oakley

D.A. Oakley came into my life in 1953 riding up in his 1951 yellow Nash coupe. The car fit D.A. to the “T”; they were simple, forgiving and loveable.

He was terribly war-scarred from taking a hand grenade during a battle in Korea. He was a nervous wreck. I remember one Sunday morning at the Newburgh Mt. Olive General Baptist Church wherein I was sitting in the pew behind him and my sister Bobbie and being a mischievous teenager I slammed a hymnal book close making a loud bang like a canon and D. A. jumped straight up and shouted out loudly. Well, Church stopped. Pastor Pickerill thought D.A. had seen the Holy Spirit, and my sister was mad as hell at me for a week.

But let me tell you – D.A. was the best thing that ever happened to my sister Bobbie, and my family. He and Bobbie were lovers and married partners for six decades of their lives.

They born and raised two wonderful children, Debbie and Denny, and Paw-Paw were dearly loved by his children and all his grand children, and great grand children. He will be missed but never forgotten by all of them.

D.A. was one of the most faithful supporters of Newburgh High School basketball and proud of my years of military service. I left the hometown area in the 60's and returned several times over the years and every time I was taken in by D.A. and family as if I was their vanished son.

Ever since he served in Korea to defend freedom and nearly gave his life, he has never had freedom from his sufferings over these years – but only those close to him knew this, for he was always the most cheerful, pleasant, easy going person that all of us would envy.

He was the most popular “Door Greeter” at the East Side Walmart for several years even after suffering a debilitating stroke and loss of good speech. With his face full of radiant smile, everyone was his friend and felt welcome when he said, “Here's your buggy.” That was D.A. Hard working every day of his life, albeit in pain.

A devout, deeply religious man he is finally resting in peace, with no more pain within the arms of God.

As Bobbie faithfully sat at his bedside day and night for weeks and during his final hours I can't imagine the thoughts that swirled through her hurting head, but she could foresee that God was calling D.A. home and she could have written thusly:

God saw that you were getting too tired to carry-on and a cure was not meant to be. So he put his arms around you on Thursday morning and whispered, “Come to me.”

With tearful eyes Bobbie watched you as you passed away and although she loved you deeply, your golden heart stopped beating and your hard working hands came to rest.

God broke Bobbie's and all our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

Those that loved D.A remains with us, for love itself lives on and cherished memories never fade even when a loved one is gone.

Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory they'll live on in the heart.

D.A. you are in the hearts of all of us.

On behalf of my Philippine family and all the families who knew D.A. we wish you farewell. Rest in perfect peace.

Bill & Kathy Best
Friday, 05 October, 2012

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