Obituary: Mr Raymond William Oakes

Obituary: Mr Raymond William Oakes
Obituary: Mr Raymond William Oakes
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Mr Raymond William Oakes, of Harlaxton Road, Grantham, has died at home. He was 70.

Mr Oakes was born in Grantham in April 1943, the son of Elise and Bill Oakes and the fifth of nine children.

He was husband to Jean for 50 years and father to Stephen, Kevin and Mandy, grandad to nine children and a great-grandad.

After leaving school he became a builder.

He had worked at Stocken Prison for 25 years.

Mr Oakes’ main interests were gardening and socialising with family and friends.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Jean Oakes, Stephen Oakes, Kevin Oakes, Linda Oakes, Mandy Singleton, Charlie Singleton and Mandy Holmes.

Other mourners included: Brian and Elaine Skulthorpe, Yvonne and Kimberley Pacey, Jack Stafford, Paul and Joan Scarlett, Russ and Cheryl Metcalfe, Mary and David Baker, Joan and Harry Smith, Martyn Smith, Jean Sharp, Tony Watson, Paul Austwick, Phil Hall, Angela Peacock, Julie Michalski, Jean and Bill Hall, Steve Smegaly, Roger Paul, Terry and Sue Baines, Stewart and Jen, Tom and Jill Smyth, Susan Squires, Nadine Wright, Christine Young, Glenis Riley, Pete Marshall, Merrick and Alison Clegg, David Bradley, Wendy Oakes, Alan Nice, David Watkin, Jo Snell, Andy Hardy, Paddy Montgomery, Brian Spencer, David Maltby, Martin Earl, Sami Humbey, Sandra Hind, Sue Allen, Dawn and Mick Eldred, David Stevens, Mal Ward, 
Ken and Linda Lewin, Julie Kerr, Darren Oakes, Nicola Berry, Emma Oakes, Alex 
Derby, Kerry Boyle, Chris Boyle, Mark Oakes, Keri Connelly, Alan and Beryl Jones, Karen and Trevor Allen, Trevor and Donna Dolby, Mary Dawn, Dick Wright, Graham Dawson, Roger Church,

John and Ros Parry, Pamela and Colin Weston, John Dempster, Julie Singleton, Ian Norton, Mr and Mrs Cuthill, Dave Kettle, Mr and Mrs Footitt, Jim Curry, Andy Williams, Dick and Gill Parker, Karl and Amy Oakes, Ashley Oakes, Joan Oakes, Cally Storey, Kelvin Oakes, Mrs Bradley, Charlotte Oakes, Mrs Garton, P. Roe, Betty Newton, Tony Wesselby, Trevor and Ann Pacey, Mike Corby, Simon and Lesley Oakes, Mr and Mrs Towns, Mr and Mrs Cadman, Keith Shaw, Brian Doughty, Amanda Clapton, J. Barthorpe, Jo and Ann Drennan, Bernard Gibson, John Murphy, Joy Crompton, Mr and Mrs P. Nevitt, Bill Clark, Roger Booth, Graham Bennett, Tracey Edwards, Jackie Richardson, Margaret Richardson, Alan Hunt, Mr and Mrs C. Oakes, Mrs G. Johnson, Miss J. Johnson, Mr B. Curtis, Mr M. Hickling, Mr R. Chappell, Mrs P. Chappell, Colin Oakes, Chris Oakes, Nichola Jefferson, Karen Oakes, Terry Clark, Wendy Kelly, Chris Anders, Mr and Mrs Hodgkiss, Geoff Abbott, Alan Pick, Rosa and Stan Matthews, Tanya Smout, Jamie Oakes, John Allen, Graham Ward, Don and Linda Charlton, Paul Arndt, Dawn Crane, Alan Brewer, Mr Hales, Tony Daniels, and Angus MacDonald,

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care.