Randy D. Oakes, 60, of Seneca, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
He was born in Oil City on April 2, 1959 to the late Pirl D. and Helen Maxine (Beers) Oakes.
Randy was a graduate of Cranberry High School.
He was a member of the Oil City YMCA where he enjoyed swimming.
He was a member of The Living Word Church in Oil City.
Randy enjoyed art, poetry, hunting and fishing, and carpentry. He was a well known D.J. at many of the area's vets and social clubs, and also enjoyed singing, karaoke, and playing with the band.
He is survived by six children: Amanda Battin of Seneca, Randy Moorehead of Seneca, Amber Oakes of Maryland, Justice Oakes of Kennerdell, Stryker Puleo of Oil City, and Keera Oakes of Seneca; three grandchildren: Riley Johnson, and Connor and Olivia Moorehead. Also surviving are his siblings: Lorraine Sparks and her husband Vernon of Oil City, Rebecca Roseberry-Earp of Franklin, Tim Oakes of Kennerdell, and Cindy Hanna and her husband Thomas of Tippery; and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends, including Tara Phillips of Seneca.
Friends will be received Thursday (Nov. 21) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Friday (Nov. 22) at 1 p.m. with Pastor Travis Earp, pastor of Living Word Church, officiating. Private interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Franklin (near Dempseytown).
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