In Memory

Jim Oaks

Survived by brothers Tom and John

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11/15/10 04:51 PM #1    

Robert Stewart

My memories of Jim are from a lifetime of growing up together. We went to school from the first grade through the 12th and even though I didn't see much of him in the last ten years before his death. I was able to keep track of him through other friends. Jim was a bud and one that I never will forget. R.I.P. old friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your bud,


11/20/15 11:08 PM #2    

James Hartman

Jim died of congestive heart failure in Irvin, Kentucky.  I believe it was on July 30th, 2004.  I flew out from Seattle to see him for the last time in 2000 and spent a few hours with him aboard the house boat that was his residence. He hadn't really changed much since I met him on May Day in the fifth grade at Kennedy Silverton Elementary School.  On that day we sat on a hillside observing the May Day events and he struck me as a reincarnated Daniel Boone.  He held my attention with stories of fishing, hunting and trapping for the next forty years.  I have never had a better friend.

11/21/15 04:22 PM #3    

Ken Maxwell

Thanks Bob and Jim for the stories of Jim Oaks. My memories of Jim include sitting next to him during music class at Kennedy Heights during the fifth or sixth grade. He didn't care for singing which was a good call as he couldn't have carried a tune at gun point! His singing sounded more like a bass drum! But he had quite a few stories about his passion of trapping and hunting. I recall him as being quite a bit larger than the rest of us. If I remember correctly he played football in Junior High. I think it was our fifteenth reunion that he won the award for the most jobs since High School with a total of sixty! I believe he enjoyed life and lived it his way. He is definitely a significant part of my good memories from that time in our lives. What more can anyone ask than to be fondly remebered as he has!


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