Neal R. Oakley, age 73, of Lewistown, Ohio passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 in Sidney, Ohio.
He was born in Shelby County Ohio February 6, 1947, the son of the late Russell and Elda R. (Klopfenstein) Oakley. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Knief.
On July 22, 1995, he married the former Debra Wagner at the St. Jacobs Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, Ohio and she survives.
He is also survived by his children, Jill Oakley Jeppe of Cleveland, Ohio and Josh Oakley of Tipp City, Ohio; two step children, Kathryn (Carl Steinke) Young of New Knoxville, Ohio and Kyle (Brittany) Young of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two grandchildren, Kaden and Hunter Jeppe; six step grandchildren, Ashlee, Jacob (Emily), Jessica, Jamee, Claire, and Avery Young; one step great grandson, Jaxson Wagner; a sister, Kathy Mann of DeGraff, Ohio; an aunt and uncle, Norman and Virginia Klopfenstein of Jackson Center; his beloved bulldog, Bruce and several nieces and nephews.
Neal was a longtime member of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Jackson Center. He was a lifetime farmer and loved what he did. He enjoyed driving around and talking and visiting with people and was a hardworking, loyal man who will be missed by many.
Pastor David Sanders will officiate a graveside service that is open for all family and friends at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the Glen Cemetery Port Jefferson, Ohio.
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Neal’s family will have a memorial drive-thru from 6 to 8 p.m. at the A.G. Booghers & Son Elevator in Santa Fe, Ohio.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center is honored to serve the Oakley family.