November 24, 1940-January 17, 2021
Fredrick Michael Oakes known as Mike, passed away on January 17th, 2021 at 3:15 am, the Hour of Mercy. He was 80 years old. Mike was born in Coral Ridge, Kentucky and was raised in Fairdale by parents Archie and Christine Oakes. He married his bride, Pamela Abrams, at 17 years of age. Mike and Pam celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on October 4th, 2020.
Mike is a proud graduate of the University of Louisville. He was an avid college sports fan. Never missed a Louisville football or basketball game. His Kentucky family members would send him articles about UofL from the Courier Journal, so he was up to date on the happenings with his team!
Mike loved his family deeply. He always embraced an opportunity to be with his four children and many grandchildren. He loved his Kentucky family and friends as well. He traveled back to Kentucky yearly to see everyone. Mike was a kind man and treated everyone with respect; always offering words of encouragement. His gentle spirit will be missed.
Mike had a long career in the insurance industry in various positions starting with Aetna Casualty & Surety and ending as a Marine Adjuster/Litigation Specialist through Crawford & Company Houston, Texas.
Mike is survived by his wife, Pamela R. Abrams Oakes; son, Michael Oakes (Jeannie); daughter, Gigi Kershner (Daniel); daughter, Maria Lisa Poole (Dana); daughter, Gina Korsi (Richard); sister, Caroline French (Larry); grandchildren: Tori Poole, Shelby Korsi Olson, Samantha Oakes, Jeremy Korsi (Kayla), Mickala “Micki” Oakes, Kyle Kershner; chosen grandchildren: Chase Kershner, Michael Devon (Haley), Patrick Devon; great-grandchildren: Evan Olson and Baylee Korsi.
Due to COVID-19, the family has elected to have a private ceremony on February 4th at Porter Loring North and the burial, February 5th at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. We thank you for your prayers as we lay our loving Father to rest.