Michael Eugene Oakes

Salem, Virginia

Jan 16, 1962 – Nov 10, 2012


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John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Obituary

Michael Eugene Oakes, 50, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012.He was born in Roanoke, a son of the late Glenn E. and Virginia "Jeri" Anderson Oakes. Mike lived his early years in Salem and was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. He graduated from Salem High School, and...

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I was so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was my one of my very best friends from pre school through elementary school. I remember our times together fondly and the kindness of his mom and dad. I especially remember nights starring up at the sky after a long game of spotlight, our fort in the woods, and snow ball battles. My prayers are with Mike's family and I pray that the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time.

So sorry to hear about Mike. He was a wonderful person and Manager. WE worked together for about 2 years at UAHSF. Mike you were full of laughter and compassion. May you rest in perfect peace.

Barbara,Jill and families, I was saddened to learn of Mike's passing. My memories of him are all fun ones. He was guick witted and full of smiles and laughter. May you find strength and comfort in your good memories to help you through this difficult time.

I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I worked with him for several years here in Birmingham, AL. May God's Blessing be upon his family.

Hello Barbara and Lynn,
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Barbara's brother.
This will be sad times for all of you. In Holland we say then that there will always be sunshine after dark clouds.
Wishing you strength in the coming time,
love from the Netherlands

I was also a close friend of Mike's in high school and another tennis double partner. I have thought of him often and have many good memories of times together. I've been listening to old Bob Seger songs for a few nights now. Rest in Peace Mike, Turn The Page.

Babs, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in fond memories of your brother and peace in God's love. Love and prayers to you and your family.

I grew up a few houses from Mike in Salem and have more than a few great memories of times spent with him...playing pool, basement hockey, backyard football and of course the often crazy and fun times in high school. I've thought of him often over the years and will cherish those memories of times spent with him. Rest in peace old friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Mike's family.

Dear Babs, We are so sorry. You are in our prayers. Hunter & Shelva