Jack Oakley III

By  | July 10, 2021 | Filed under: Grace Funeral Home, Obituaries

Jack Oakley III, 64, of Florence, AL, took the last train home on Monday, July 05, 2021, surrounded by his beloved wife, Lynn, and family members.

Jack was born on January 28, 1957, in Florence, AL, to Jack and Lena Ruth Oakley. He was born and raised in Florence. He didn’t want to be anywhere else. Florence and the West side were home. He accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of St. James Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and always wore his cross necklace. He worked as a Conductor for the Southern Railroad Company for 43 years and retired in 2018. He married Lynn Stuart in 1990, blended their families, and the 31-year adventure began.

Jack is survived by his wife, Lynn, his children, Tynell, Hosiah, Chandra, Calandra, Maddilynn and Emmanuel; eight grandchildren, three great; siblings, Jeanette (James), Robbie (Helen), Mildred, Benjamin, Bradly (Cassandra); sisters-in-law, Lena (Richard), Dorothy Karon; brother-in-law, Jesse; special friends, Paul Cook, Richard Ed Turner.

Jack was preceded in death by his father (Jack); mother (Lena); son (Nigel); sister (Mary); sister-in-law (Lillie); brothers-in-law, (Harold, Greg); nephew (Brent), and Niece (Kayla).

Public viewing Sunday July 11, 2021 2-8 P.M., Grace Memorial Funeral Home-Sheffield. Visitation with the family Sunday 6-8 P.M., Grace Memorial Funeral Home-Sheffield. Funeral service Monday July 12, 2021 at noon Grace Memorial Funeral Home Chapel-Sheffield. Burial Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Florence.

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