In Memoriam

Charley Ray Oakey
Charles Ray Oakey
Class of 1960


The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, Va) Sunday February 15, 2009

PORTSMOUTH - Charles Ray Oakey, 67, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 14, 2009. Born in Colerain, N.C., to the late Charlie and Helen Oakey, Charles retired from NOB as a production control superintendent. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Carolyn B. Oakey; son, Charles "Shane" Oakey of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Dee Dee Oakey of Gates, N.C.; three brothers, Robert G. Oakey of Chocowinity, N.C.; Gary L. Oakey of Moyock, N.C.; and Richard W. Oakey of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday in Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, with the Rev. David Addesa officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and all other times at the home of Shane Oakey, 1069 Honeycutt Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Condolences may be offered to the family at