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Michael Layne Oakes, 63

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Michael Layne Oakes, 63, of Ward passed away on Monday, November 7th, 2016. He was born on July 13, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri to Leon Mitchell Oakes and Lyndell Greer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Lyndell Oakes.

Michael was a simple but hard working man who spent forty plus years as a mechanic. Over the years he worked for Wilkerson’s Tractors, Diamond and Freightliner, finishing up his career with Summit. He enjoyed music and sitting at the bar having a cold one with his many friends. But his passion was loud cars and drag racing.

He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Dulin and her husband, John and Amanda’s mother, Carolyn Oakes all of Ward; one brother, Lonnie Oakes of Sherwood; lifelong best friend, Harold Grisham Jr. of Cabot.

Visitation will be held at A Natural State Funeral Service on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400

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  • Margaret Phillips Sampson Posted November 8, 2016 7:57 PM

    We will miss our classmate

  • Vickie Page Williamson Posted November 8, 2016 8:09 PM

    Mike was a great guy and everyone he came into contact with really liked him, R.I.P. Mike.

  • Kaay Phillips Posted November 9, 2016 9:15 AM

    I am sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike years ago and enjoyed being around him. We had many, many talks that helped us both get through the days. My prayers are with your family.

  • Dana Hagam Herrell Posted November 9, 2016 9:13 PM

    Prayers for the family and friends…

  • Robert Wittenburg Posted November 10, 2016 8:00 AM

    Mike was a good a talented friend liked by everyone he met. I have fond memories of hanging out with him, always enjoying our conversations. He will be greatly missed.

  • Bill and Melanie Riordan Posted November 15, 2016 9:20 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family. Mike was a quiet man and loved by many that saw him each afternoon. He will be missed.

  • Chris Jones Posted November 16, 2016 8:49 AM

    Mike and I met almost every afternoon for 20 years and I m lost without him. I miss you bro.

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