Wendell William Oakes
Wendell William "Bo" Oakes, 82, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Oakes was born on May 17, 1937, in Abbeville, Ga. to William Isom and Emma Jane Wood Oakes, Bo was the beloved baby of 10 children. He grew up in Fitzgerald, Ga. and later moved to Macon where he attended Miller Lanier High School. He was self-employed as a master ceramic tile contractor for over 40 years in the Milledgeville area.
Bo is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters, and his daughter Sherrie Lynn Oakes.
Bo is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Alice Elizabeth Kitchens Oakes of Milledgeville; his sister Louise Oakes Whelchel of Perry, Ga.; his children Carrie Elizabeth Oakes; William Randall "Randy" Oakes (Karen) of Milledgeville; Tara Oakes Pickett (Mark Chapman) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; his grandchildren Jaime Elizabeth Lanthrip of Milledgeville; Amanda Pickett Smith (Ashley) of Milledgeville; William Matthew Pickett(Rachel) of Macon, Ga.; Emma Kay Pickett (Adam English) of Macon, Ga.; Brandy Lynn Pridgen of Milledgeville; William Randall Oakes Jr. "Will," Anna Jane Oakes, and Elijah James Oakes of Milledgeville; and his 11 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews and his dog Buddy also survive.
In lieu of flowers it was Bo's wish that contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 in care of tribute processing.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 11:30 until 12:30 p.m. at Moores Funeral Home.
Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes.
Published on October 18, 2019


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