Jesse Willard Oakes was born in 1932 to Isaac Doyle Oakes and Dovie V. Febuary in Heaton, North Carolina. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shortly after the age of accountability and was faithful until the end. He passed away at home in his sleep February 3, 2021. He enlisted in the Air Force as a teenager and served for 20 years and received an honorable discharge with the rank of a Technical Staff Sergeant. He met Patricia May Nuffer, the love of his life in Wendover, Utah and they were married in 1960 for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his wife Patricia, his daughter Lauren and sons: Jared, Jonathan, Michael and Matthew and their loving spouses, 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Rebecca.
Private family funeral services will be held Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon First Ward Chapel, 56 East 600 North, Lindon, Utah. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bluffdale, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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