Ernest L. Oaks
November 13, 1927 ‒ January 15, 2018
Ernest L. Oaks, age 90 of Delaware passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at Worthington Christian Village.
He was born November 13, 1927 at home in Montgomery County to the late Albert and Mary (Fox) Oaks. Ernie was raised on a farm and graduated from Butler High School in Vandalia, Ohio. He served in the US Army and attended The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering. As a professional engineer, he worked for the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources, spent two years on the Panama Canal, and worked at the engineering firm of Clyde E. Williams and Associates. Later he formed Oaks Engineering Consultants.
Ernie was a lifelong Christian man who will be remembered for his kind smile and joyful sense of humor. He was God’s blessing to us all.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 32 years Vicki M. (Vowell), son Wayne (Karen) Oaks, daughter Regan Oaks, step-daughters Donna (Dale) Blankenship, DeeAnn (Jim) Shutt, 5 grandchildren, and brother Don Oaks.
He was also preceded in death by his sister Coral Reeder, brothers Dale and Robert Oaks.
Friends may call 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center; 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where services will follow at 4:00 p.m. with friend Frank Moore officiating. Burial will take place privately in Oak Grove Cemetery on Monday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com