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1935 James 2022

James “Woodrow” Oaks

September 30, 1935 — August 21, 2022

James Woodrow Oaks, age 86, passed away August 21, 2022, in Coldwater, Mississippi. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. A Funeral Service in his honor will be held on Saturday August 27, 2022, at 11:00am at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. There will be a Graveside service immediately following at Hopewell Cemetery, 476 Kelly Crossing Road, Coldwater, MS, 38618.

Mr. Oaks was born in Cullman County, Alabama on September 30, 1935, to Othel and Nettie-Jane Oaks. He was a man of strong faith and a dedicated member of Hernando Church of God. He had the biggest most loving heart. Woodrow kept a smile on his face & the face of others. He was truly a joy to be around. He enjoyed doing a lot of things but above all things he loved being a father.

Woodrow leaves 11 Children: Frances Cayson, Sandra Lemley, Tony Oaks, Shelia Sloan, Debbie Nixon, Patty Oaks, Gerald Oaks, Chrisdale Martin, Woodrow A. Oaks, Rebekah Lee, and John Oaks, 35 Grandchildren; 44 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Great- Great Grandchildren and his sisters; Laura Teal, & Mary Brookshire.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Othel & Nettie-Jane Oaks, two sons, Ricky & Daniel Oaks, four siblings; Patsy Glosson, Alton Oaks, Viola White & Carolyn Kirby and three Grandchildren.

Memorials in Lieu of Flowers: Please send all flowers and floral arrangements to Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 290 Goodman Road E., Southaven, MS, 38671.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. A Funeral Service in his honor will be held on Saturday August 27, 2022, at 11:00am at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. There will be a Graveside service immediately following at Hopewell Cemetery, 476 Kelly Crossing Road, Coldwater, MS, 38618.
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