Herbert Albert Oakes SgtMaj (Retired)



Jacksonville – Herbert Albert Oakes (82) died on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at his residence in Jacksonville. Herb was born on November 3, 1934 in Alabama New York. A memorial service is planned for 1:00pm on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andrew Whisenant officiating; graveside services will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville with honors.

Herb is survived by his wife Fran; two sons, Herb and wife Gail of Stafford, Va., Joe Oakes of Maysville, NC; daughter, Sharon and husband Bobby Swinson of Morganton, NC; nine grandchildren, Christy, Brandy, Julie, Tracy, Jamie and husband Andrew, Rachael, Ryan and wife Desiray, Bobby and wife Jasmine, and Kristi; two great-grandchildren, Berkley and Michael; two great-great-grandsons, Bryson and Robert Michael Jr.; one sister, Carol Lowe of Oakfield, NY and one brother, Milford Oakes of Charleston, SC.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents Audrey Oakes and Mildred Lawton Oakes of New York.

Herb, proudly served his country in active service until retiring as a Sergeant Major with the United States Marine Corps.

The family will receive friends at 12:00 noon on Tuesday one hour prior to the memorial service at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, NC.