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Michael Dwayne Oakley, Sr.

June 3, 1959 — November 26, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH- Mr. Michael “Mike” Dwayne Oakley, Sr., 61, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Mr. Oakley was born on June 3, 1959 to Bobby and Joyce Oakley in Durham, NC. He owned and operated his own company, Oakley Acoustical in Hillsborough, NC. Mike attended Living Waters Baptist Church. He loved NASCAR and playing dominos. In his free time, he enjoyed watching television and his favorite shows were Family Feud and Westerns. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Mr. Oakley was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Rufus Oakley; maternal grandparents, Hattie Lee and Victor Carpenter; paternal grandparents, Lethia and June Oakley; and grandson, Zackery Thornton.

Mr. Oakley is survived by his mother, Joyce Ann Eakes; step-mother, Faye Oakley; his wife of 38 years, Linda Lee Oakley; son, Michael Dwayne Oakley, Jr. (Liz); his nephew, who was like a second son, David Lee (Liz); daughter, Melinda Wilson Evans (Matt); his niece, who was a like a second daughter, Brandy Lee (Mike);brothers, Barry Oakley (Lila), David Oakley (Kim), Vic Oakley (Andrea), and Douglas Sasser (Linda); sister, Melisa Allison; grandchildren, Nicole Ezzell, Hannah Oakley, Kaylin Oakley, Chloe Oakley, Alaina Oakley, Blain Dunn, Blair Hanna, and April Spencer; and great-grandchildren, Jayden Ezzell, Baylee Ezzell, Hayden Smith, Kylie Hammond, Jeremy Hammond, Jr., Ella Hammond, Thomas Spencer, and Jaxson Spencer.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Charlie Stevens and Reverend Ron Watts. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steven Oakley, Brandon Oakley, Bobby Oakley, Ryan Oakley, David Johnson, and John King. Honorary pallbearer will be Sam Wood. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are acceptable. Hudson Funeral Home will be observing social distancing for visitation as well as the funeral service, and asks everyone in attendance to wear a mask when entering the building.

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