OBITUARY

Hubert "Nick" Lex Oakley Jr.

May 18, 1942August 5, 2018
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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 University 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 University of Oklahoma and Northeastern University, 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.

  • FAMILY

  • Hubert L. Oakley Sr., Father
  • Evelyn L. Oakley, Mother
  • Barbara J. Oakley, Wife
  • Angela L. Campbell, Daughter
  • Edward E. Campbell, Son-in-law
  • Bruce A. Oakley, Son
  • Misty Oakley, Daughter-in-law
  • Alexia Paige Oakley, Granddaughter

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, August 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Hubert "Nick" Lex Oakley Jr.

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John & Carolyn Jones

August 14, 2018

Great memories, good people! Our heartfelt sympathy to Barbara and family. Sending our wishes for courage and continuing friendship.

Kristy Wimberley

August 14, 2018

Give “Jackie” Mason a hug for me, Nick ❤️🙏🏻

Humberto Brocato

August 14, 2018

Will remember Nick as a kind and caring neighbor. A real gentleman.

Kristy Wimberley

August 13, 2018

Nick Oakley was a very special man. He had a way to make people laugh and feel comfortable. He will be dearly missed. I love you Barb and wish I could have been there. Love you all, Kristy

John & Carolyn Jones

August 12, 2018

A life well lived, we will miss Nick. John especially enjoyed the football and Corvette conversations.

Ray and Bev Schuster

August 12, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Barbara and the family of Nick Oakley. Nick was a good friend and associate who enjoyed life to it's fullest. He will be missed by those who were lucky enough to have him in their lives, if only for a short time. We were lucky to call him a great guy and a good fiend.

Cathy Vittum-Wick

August 11, 2018

Nicky is my mother's cousin. I have fond memories of Nicky and my mom at Villa "V" with other family members joking and laughing. Nicky had a great sense of humor. He will be missed!

Billie Collier

August 10, 2018

Nick was always friendly, nice guy. I enjoyed seeing and chatting with Nick and Barb at CHS '60 reunions. God bless Barb and the family.

Paul Heatwole

August 10, 2018

Great friend and Corvette partner!!!

Joe McCauley

August 10, 2018

Friday night football and the great after parties.