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"Bill" William Russell Oakley

June 26, 1937 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

"Bill" William Oakley Obituary

WILLIAM RUSSELL “BILL” OAKLEY, age 86, of 12460 Virgilina Road, Roxboro, NC passed away peacefully Monday evening, January 8, 2024 at Duke Regional Hospital.

Mr. Oakley was born June 26, 1937 in Person County, NC, son of the late William Lawrence & Mabel Canada Oakley and was husband of 68 years to his high school sweetheart Mildred Jean Lowery Oakley who survives.  He was retired from CenTel, New York Life, and Oakley Insurance Agency and was a member of High View Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees, as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and music director.  He was also a member of the High View Quartet and later the Glory Road Quartet.

Bill enjoyed rabbit and deer hunting, yardwork, keeping his cars clean, the NY Yankees, participating in church events, and being with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Larry R. Oakley & wife, June, Anthony Scott Oakley & wife, Vicky all of Roxboro, NC, four grandchildren, Justin Kyle Oakley, Kaylan Paige Oakley, Lauren Oakley Overby & husband, Matt, Austin Scott Oakley, great-granddaughter, Lillian Nicole “Lilly” Overby, three sisters, Ruby Oakley Cothran, Linda Oakley Clayton & husband, Harry, Brenda Oakley Powell & husband, George, and sister-in-law, Edna Dean Oakley.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Oakley is preceded in death by a brother, Norman B. Oakley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024 at High View Baptist Church with the Rev. Avery Dalton officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of Larry & June Oakley, 788 High Plains Road, Roxboro, NC.

Pallbearers will be Carl Boyd, Timmy Cothran, Clement Lowery, Lacy Morris, Chris Phillips, and Wright Whitlow.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Red Bird Hunting Club.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to High View Baptist Church, 144 High View Church Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bill’s caregivers, Donna Wheeler, Sandra Stone, Tammy Carper, and Cindy Royster.

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at

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January 11, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
High View Baptist Church
144 High View Church Road
Roxboro, NC 27574

Funeral Service
January 11, 2024

2:00 PM
High View Baptist Church
144 High View Church Road
Roxboro, NC 27574


High View Baptist Church
144 High View Church Road, Roxboro NC 27574


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