FLETCHER - Loren Foster Oakes, 92, of Fletcher, passed away in his residence at 12:35 p.m. Friday, Nov, 23, 2012.
Born in Miami County on Sept. 19, 1920, Loren was the son of the late Jesse James and Emma (Renner) Oakes.
He married Doris Elizabeth Stockslager on Aug. 24, 1946; and she survives in Fletcher.
Together they raised two daughters, Carol Jean (Dale) Barr of Sidney and Merikay (Craig) Hughes of Fletcher. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Shannon (Dwight) Carpenter of Richwood, Elyssa Hughes of Fletcher, Kyleen (T.J) Green of Troy, Brent (Jennifer) Anthony of Columbus, Rob (Lisa) Anthony of Hilliard, Scott (Anita Chitluri) Anthony of Cleveland; five great-grandchildren, Braden, Hale, Mia, Chloe and Arya.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Byron, Donald and Paul Oakes; and sister, Mary Bair.
Loren was a World War II veteran who proudly served in the U.S. Signal Corp participating in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Loren joined other veterans on a bus tour to see their World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., a trip he treasured.
He was engaged in farming all of his life, and he enjoyed Reds baseball and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with his grandson Brent Anthony presiding. Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery, North Childrens Home Road, Casstown, with military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad of Piqua.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shively