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Denver Roydon Oakley, Jr.

11 November, 195221 September, 2021

Denver Roydon Oakley, Jr., age 68 went home to the Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Denver was born November 11, 1952.

Preceded in death by his parents, Denver R. Oakley Sr, and Edith Irene Crocker; sister, Bertha Lanham; nephew, Thomas G. Nunnally. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Mann; son, Denver R. Oakley III; daughters Jessica Smith (Wayne), Christen Kyzer (Walter); grandchildren- Emma, Victoria, Gabe, Denver IV(Buck), Ethan, Oakley, and Coy; sisters, Vernelle Campbell, and Phyllis Taylor (Joe); Carey R. Oakley "the only brother he had"; a host of nieces and nephews, and his two “pup dogs” River and Chessie.

Denver retired from E.I. Dupont as a Mechanical Planner with 42 years of service. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, papa, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23231 where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. with interment at Washington Memorial Cemetery immediately after.

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by his parents, Denver R. Oakley Sr, and Edith Irene Crocker; sister, Bertha Lanham; nephew, Thomas G. Nunnally. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Mann; son, Denver R. Oakley III; daughters Jessica Smith (Wayne), Christen Kyzer (Walter); grandchildren- Emma, Victoria, Gabe, Denver IV(Buck), Ethan, Oakley, and Coy; sisters, Vernelle Campbell, and Phyllis Taylor (Joe); Carey R. Oakley "the only brother he had"; a host of nieces and nephews, and his two “pup dogs” River and Chessie.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, 26 September , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 27 September , 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, 27 September , 2021

Memories

Denver Roydon Oakley, Jr.

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Daniel Raper

27 September 2021

Denver, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my deddy July 9th this year so I know exactly what you're feeling. Prayers to you and your family. Again, I'm very sorry man.

Brenda Driskill

26 September 2021

Dear Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband, Father, and Grandfather. I've heard many stories of what a kind sweet man he was. May he rest in peace and may you all find comfort in the days, weeks, and years to come without him. I'll keep praying for that.
Sincerely,
Brenda Driskill

GAIL HUTSON

26 September 2021

I was so sorry to hear the news of Denver's passing.
I had known him for many years working at DuPont.
My thoughts are with Sandra and Vernelle and the whole Oakley family.
Gail Hutson

Lisa Brooks

24 September 2021

Denver you will always be greatly missed. The hurt is deep for your family. I will keep you all in my prayers. What a wonderful person the lord has taken and swept into his kingdom. Until we see you again you will always be in our hearts.

Nancy Dudley

24 September 2021

I enjoyed working with Denver in Kevlar. He was always jolly. He constantly talked about his family, which included many pictures of the grandkids. He seem to love the role of dad and grandad.

Neal & Doris Woods

24 September 2021

The time we have know Denver we never saw him without a smile. I kept getting his name wrong when I first met him. I always called him Dallas. So, between him and I his name was Dallas. I know he will be missed a lot. He was a very thoughtful person. God took a great man from many. Prayers and thoughts for everyone. 🙏

Sheila Pigninelli

24 September 2021

"Bubby" was a sweet gentle soul. He always had a smile on his face. He was always present for family.
Rest in peace.