“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
Wayne Carl Oakley
March 05, 1932 - November 13, 2012
Wayne C. Oakley, age 80, U.S. Army Korean War veteran, a resident of Plainfield’s Carillon community, IL, formerly of South Holland, IL, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, Joliet, IL. He was born March 5, 1932 in Chicago, IL.
Beloved husband of the late Margaret M. “Peggy” (nee Caher) Oakley, whom he married August 16, 1952 and who preceded him in death March 6, 2002, loving father of John Wayne Oakley, Robin Oakley, Sharon (Kevin) Moylan, Maureen (Tom) Martin, Kathleen (Michael) Glocker, Theresa (Gil) Orellana and Margaret (John) Cadogan, adored grandfather of thirteen, devoted son of the late Carl and Leona (nee Bachman) Oakley, step-son of the late Arthur Ziemer, dear brother of Harold “H20” Oakley, fond uncle of many.
Wayne was employed in the insurance industry for many years. He was a member of St. Mary Immaculate Church, Plainfield and volunteered his time counting the weekly collections. Wayne was also a member of the American Legion Post #13, Plainfield. He was a lifelong enthusiastic fan of the Chicago Cubs and enjoyed his many trips to the area casinos.
Visitation Thursday, November 15, 4:00-9:00 P.M. at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road (Corner of Rts. 30 & 59), Plainfield.
Services will begin Friday, November 16, 12:30 P.M. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 1:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Wounded Warrior Project, (877) 958-2233, www.woundedwarriorproject.org