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Chester D. Oakes

Born: 9/7/1908

Died: 7/26/1998

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Chester D. Oakes, age 89, of Paris, Texas was born September 7, 1908 in Hugo, Oklahoma to George W. and Rose Buchanan Oakes. He passed away Sunday, July 26, 1998 in McCuistion Hospital.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and served as Justice of the Peace in Prec. 5, Place 2 from 1971 to 1979 and in Pre. 5, Place 1 from 1981 until 1988.

Chester enjoyed baseball and coached many young people in Paris. He had a great love of people and family, having married many couples in the Paris area. Two of Mr. Oaks favorite saying where: Anyway I can help, you let me know, and Be careful.

He married Ester Young on March 11, 1930 in Hugo.

Chester was a member of the Choctaw Tribe and attended school at Goodland Academy for Indian Children and Jones Academy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and an infant son, Mickie Harold.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ester Oakes of Paris, three sons, Winford Oakes and wife, Martha, of Joshua, Texas, Boyce Oakes and wife, Milly , of Austin, Texas and Larry Oakes and wife, Patti, of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Karon Floyd and husband, Gary, and sons, Kasey and Jeffrey, of Paris and Donna Manning and husband, Earnie , of Carrollton, Texas; sister, Marie Watson of Paris; 12 grandchildren.