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Wesley D. Oakes, 23

AUG. 11, 1988-JULY 23, 2012

July 25, 2012
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Wesley Dylan Oakes, 23, of Williamsport, Md., passed away suddenly Monday, July 23, 2012.

Born Aug. 11, 1988, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Earnest Oakes of Williamsport and Sharon King of Myersville, Md.

Wesley was a 2006 graduate of Middletown High School, where he played football and earned a spot on the weightlifting wall. He owned and operated Green Oakes Landscaping. Wesley had a kind and gentle soul and his passion lived in the outdoors. He was an avid sportsman and a loyal Redskins fan. He was very knowledgeable in football trivia. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, camping and playing his guitar. He was a hard worker, loyal and dedicated to his landscaping customers. Wesley loved spending time with his nephews, Max and Will, and giving them rides on the four-wheeler. He also tried his hand at taxidermy.

In addition to his parents and stepfather, Robert Wultsch Jr., he is survived by his brother, Gerrit Oakes and wife Catherine of Goose Creek, S.C.; paternal grandparents, Howard and Natalie Oakes of High View, W.Va.; maternal grandmother, Evelyn King of Frederick; and nephews, Maximus and William. He will be greatly missed by Kristian Shea and her children, Madison and Micah, his dog "Buck" and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill King, and his great-uncles, Olan Spaid and Guy Spaid Sr.

The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, on Friday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Myersville, on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. Pastor David Howell will officiate.

Interment will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 475, Columbia, MD 21044 (www.namimd.org) or to International Hunter Education Association, 2727 W. 92nd Ave., Suite 103, Federal Heights, CO 80260 (www.ihea.com).

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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