Billy Ray Oaks, 90, of the Warren Community died Thursday, September 28, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal.
Visitation services were held at the Garner Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 1. Graveside services were held at the Grandview Burial Park in Hannibal at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2.
He was born January 29, 1931 in Martin County Texas to William Ross (Bill) and Nora Wilma (Blurton) Oaks. He attended schools in Crawford Oklahoma and college in Odessa Texas. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 in the Korean War.
He was employed with Gulf Oil and Reef Corp in Texas before moving to Missouri in 1966. He was employed with Kuhlman Diecasting and Pace Industries in Monroe City. He retired in 1997. He farmed in Texas and later in the Warren Community in Missouri. He enjoyed hunting and was an experienced mechanic and welder. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
He was married to Ermie Mae Froman on March 17, 1951 in Big Spring, Texas. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter Patricia Ann Foster of Saverton. Three grandchildren, Becky Lynn Schwieter, Kenny Ray Schwieter, Benjamin Levi Schwieter and wife Stephanie and seven great grandchildren, all of Hannibal. One sister Mary Ellen Reed of Ackerly, Texas and brother in law Chris Quido of Macon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Jimmy D. Oaks, Richard Dale Oaks, a sister Joyce Quido and sister in law Margie Oaks.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri. Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.