H. L. Oakley Jr.

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Oakley, Jr.
H. L. "NICK" OAKLEY, JR.
May 18, 1942
August 5, 2018
H. L. "Nick" Oakley, Jr., passed away suddenly at his home on August 5, 2018. He was 76 years old.
Nick was born May
18, 1942 to Evelyn L. and Hubert L. Oakley, Sr., in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He played football for Muskogee Central High School, earning a football scholarship to the Univ-ersity of Oklahoma.
Nick attended OCS at
the US Army Artillery School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was a commissioned Second Lieutenant from 1967 - 1969. He served with NATO forces in Europe and in the U.S.A.
He attended the Univ-ersity of Oklahoma and Northeastern Univ-ersity, earning his B.S. in Business and meeting his wife Barbara at Northeastern.
After college, he worked on the Alaska Pipeline at Phillips Petroleum; he was also General Manager at Universal Plumbing for 17 years. He retired from Louisville Ladder in 2007.
A Monument resident since 1981, Nick was actively involved in the Colorado Springs Home Builders Association and was named HBA Associate of the Year. He also served as Treasurer for the Woodmoor Improvement Association. Nick coached football for Lewis-Palmer High School and was an avid Broncos fan.
His hobbies included gardening, exercising, collecting German steins and reading books about history and Corvettes. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Alaska. He was an amazing husband, father, brother, friend and Papa. He will be missed by family, friends and the Tri-Lakes community.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Oakley; his daughter, Angela L. Campbell and her husband, Edward E. Campbell of Aurora, Colorado; and his son, Bruce A. Oakley and his wife, Misty and daughter, Alexia Paige of Eagle River, Alaska.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Swan Law Funeral Directors 501 N Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2:00pm.
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Published in The Gazette on Aug. 12, 2018
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