Thomas Henry "Tom" Oakley
Oakley, Thomas Henry Tom age 80, left us on February 27, 2012. He was born May 7, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri to Hilda (Brueseke) and Almar Oakley and resided in Prescott, Arizona for the better part of the last 40 years. Tom was appointed to West Point in 1951, later rejoined the Army and was cared for by the VA Medical System since 1955. He was designated as a totally disabled veteran. He was hospitalized at the Bob Stump VA Medical Center in October 2011, then transferred to Las Fuentes Care Center where he expired. Tom had many local friends and was especially close to his pastor, former VA Chaplain Gerry Beilstein. Tom was predeceased by his parents and older brother, Almar of Rochester, New York. Survivors include: brother John (Helen) of Prescott; sister Martha (Elmar) Kremer of Toronto, Canada; and also brother Jim (Gwen) of St. Louis, Missouri; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: No services are planned. Donations in his memory can be made to the Salvation Army 237 S. Montezuma Street, Prescott, AZ 86303, Common Ground 236 S. Montezuma Street, Prescott, AZ 86303 or Church on the Street 105 West Carelton Street, Prescott, AZ 86303. HAMPTON Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 29, 2012.
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Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Gwen and your family in your time of sorrow.

Georgia & Bob Wilke
February 29, 2012