Roger Nelson Oakes, 76, of Jonesboro, passed away July 28, 2012. Mr. Oakes was born May 12, 1936, in Jonesboro where he spent his entire life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Elizabeth Oakes; daughter, Donna Oakes Smith; sons, Lee Roberts and David Owen; daughter, Belinda Kidd; grandson, Russell Roberts and five other grandchildren; sister, Martha Daniel; brother, Alvin Oakes; nieces, nephews and other extended family.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Oakes residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger’s memory to The Leukemia Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202 or to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, P.O. Box 262550, Baton Rouge, La. 70826.

Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society in Stockbridge (770) 692-1181.