Lloyd Wayne Oakley, passed away on April 18, 2020.
He was preceded in death by an infant son David (1963), his father Emmett L Oakley (1999), Florence Oakley (Bailey) (2007) and his wife, Anne D Oakley (2013).
Wayne was born in 1941 in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Highland Springs High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as a weapons mechanic, with an honorable discharge. He then resided in Delaware with his parents, where he met and married Anne Kemmerer the love of his life. They celebrated 51 years of marriage in 2012, before Anne passed away in 2013.
Wayne retired from the DuPont company with more than 30 years of service as a millwright machinist and a mechanical engineer. Wayne led by example in his work ethic, and was a very hard worker and would always get done what he set out to do. He was always there for everyone, including strangers, in time of need. He loved dearly his 2 Boston Terriers, Annie and Elsa. He loved working on anything and everything he could find to fix or tinker with in his garage. He loved his time at the beach spent with his family over the years, boat trips, fishing, jet skiing and crabbing were some of his favorite times. He loved watching his grandson Quinton for the past few years play football for Conrad Schools of Science and wouldn’t miss a game. He loved watching sports, the Phillies and Eagles were his favored teams.
Wayne had the biggest and most jovial laugh and was a bit of a smart aleck and jokester himself. Even when he was sick in the hospital he was cracking jokes with the staff. Wayne will be dearly missed by his family and all that knew him. To know him was to love him, he was a genuine soul with a big soft heart. His best friend Ed Frye Sr, was a brother to him and he always treated his boys Ed Jr and Eric Frye, like his own kids. His family will miss him dearly, but there is the comfort knowing he is now with his best friend again, his beloved Anne, and he suffers no longer. Wayne is survived by his loving children, Pamela D Jensen and Christopher Wayne Oakley, his grandsons Michael Jensen and Quinton Conway who he loved dearly and his 4 yr. old great grandson, the apple of his eye, Kolby A Jensen. His Goddaughters, Barbara Segraves and Bree Ireland, his Godson George Wayne Bailey, his Aunt June and Aunt Ruth, from Virginia, as well as very special families, Ed and Penny Frye and their family, Dan and Cathy Scalone and their family, Doug Crossan and family, Jason and Barbara Lomas and family, and many more.
Burial and services are private due to pandemic restrictions. There will be a celebration of life for Wayne set for a future date when safe to have. The family is very grateful for all the outpouring of love, prayers and support during this difficult time.