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John Raymond Oakes / November 28, 2017

John Raymond Oakes, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in Norfolk.  John was born April 8, 1932 to the late Kenneth and Mildred Oakes.  After graduating high school, John joined the United States Navy where he served faithfully for over 30 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Mildred; sister-in-law, Barbara and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  John also left behind one special friend, Russ.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brothers Gene and Garlan. 

A celebration of life will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at noon at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.  Rendering of Military Honors will be performed at Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, at 2 pm.  

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