Donna Gayle Oakley

1 August, 196028 June, 2021

Donna Gayle Oakley, age 60, passed away June 28, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.

Donna was born, August 1, 1960 in Dallas, Texas to Henry and Winona Reed. She graduated from the Masonic Home and School in 1979 and later became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #963. Donna loved reading anything and everything she could get her hands on. She loved to bake and play games. Donna's family was her world and she never met anyone she did not like.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Samuel Ray Oakley, Sr.; children, Samuel Ray Oakley, Jr., and Cynthia Kaye Nicole Keener; grandchildren, Rylee Oakley, Emma Oakley, Samuel Oakley, III, Phoenix Adams, Kaden Howard, Nova Adams and Jennifer Keener; siblings, Kenny Smith, Lavonda Turner, Pamela Lieck and Wanda Thomas; aunt, Celia Smith, cousin, Andrew Smith and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother, Winona Reed and her father, Henry Scotty Reed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Haslet Community Center, 301 1st St, Haslet, TX 76052, on Friday, July 2, 23021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Becky Crum

5 July 2021

My deepest sympathy to your family.

I have so many fond memories of Donna while growing up. I especially remember her laugh.

Praying for comfort during this very difficult time.

Becky C.

Darla Bowling

1 July 2021

Miss Donna, was my field trip buddy always was sooooo happy to see her on our trips. She was a special lady and friend!❤️💞

Tammy Gaston

1 July 2021

I used to drive a school bus back when Donna was hired and I drove w her for years. She called me old lady because we were both born in August only I was born in '59 so I was a year older. She was always happy and she spoke slower than anyone ever did on the radios on our buses! She just laughed w everyone else. She loved everyone and it was impossible not to love her too. I am truly sorry for the family's loss I know she will be very missed.

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