Kent N. Oakley, 67


Kent Nelson Oakley, 67, of Sorento, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Harristown Township Hall in Harristown. Kassly-Meridith Funeral Home in Collinsville is assisting the family.

Mr. Oakley was born March 18, 1954, in Decatur, to Pete and Betty (Lane) Oakley.

For over 20 years, he was an over-the-road truck driver with the Food Liner Company. He loved fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his children, Kent Oakley, Jr. and Shannon Oakley; brothers, David (Mary) Oakley and Tom (Martha) Oakley; and grandchildren, Cheyenne Hubert, Hannah Oakley and Korey Roberson.

Mr. Oakley was preceded in death by his parents.

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