Isaac Lee Oakes age 82 of Tazewell, TN was born November 1, 1930 and passed away August 20, 2013 at Tennova Hospital. He was preceded in death by his Dad, Charles Oakes; Mom, Lillie Oakes Duncan; granddaughter, Victoria S. Oakes; brother, Charles Evan Oakes. He retired from Military after 20 years as a SGT First Class in 1971, served in Vietnam in 1969-1970, received 3 Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam. His services lead him throughout the world, living in Germany where he met his beloved wife Helene. He served in the Constabulary and was a Kentucky Colonel and Mason in lodge # 180. He was in 101st Airborne Division, 24th Constabulary Squad, 3rd Armored Calvary, 509th I.L.C., 3 rd Armored Division, Drill SGT., 24th Infantry Division, Instructor Ft. Knox, Ky, Vilseck 7th Army School, 5th S.P. Vietnam, Armored School Instructor. His services with the Constabulary presented him with the duties of guarding "Check Point Charlie" Berlin Wall. In 1958 in Germany, he served with Private Elvis Presley. He was his sons Boy Scout leader for years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years: Helene W. Oakes
Children: Charlie Oakes
Katherine Oakes Cox and husband Mike Cox
Bob Oakes and wife Vickie
Grandchildren: Adam cox, Brandon Poore (Meagan), Alison Cox, Hannah Oakes, Olivia Oakes, Nicole Oakes and Ben Oakes
Great Grandchild: Cailyn Poore
Sister: Shirley Duncan Keck (Gail)
And a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 P.M. Friday August 23, 2013 at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN with Masonic service and funeral service to follow at 700 P.M. Friday night in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial in the Oakes Cemetery with full Military Honors at 10:00 A.M. Saturday morning.
Ministers: Rev. Gordon Smith
Pallbearers: Grandsons, Nephews and Sons-in-law: Adam Cox, Brandon Poore, Ben Oakes, Mike Cox, Benny Oakes, Dennis Oakes, Matthew Oakes
Honorary Pallbearers: VFW Post # 8779 and Granddaughters
Coffey Funeral Home in charge.