Addis Oakley M. Addis, retired teacher of Mathematics for Columbus Public Schools (Northland High School) passed away on February 19, 2013 at 4:42a.m. Mr. Addis, known to his neighbors as "The Tomato Guy" served as an aviation navigator with the United States Air Force. Oakley was born and raised in Jackson, Ohio and graduated from Rio Grande College in 1961, and received his masters degree from The Ohio State University in 1968. He is preceded in death by his parents Oakley R. and Jennie Mae (Leslie) Addis. Survived by daughters, Janet Ooten Addis, husband, James (decreased), daughter, Patricia Addis, husband, Richard Shira and daughter, Virginia Addis; grandchildren, Charles Wilson, Kirstyn Durham and Meghan Ooten; great-granddaughter, Kalie Ann Wilson; siblings, Rita Gould and Ron Addis; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville at 5 p.m. Saturday, February 23 with visitation from 4-5 p.m. Saturday.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 21, 2013