Edwin Cleve Oakes

July 7, 1939 - July 3, 2023
Edwin Cleve Oakes

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Edwin Cleve Oakes, 83, of Wilmington, NC sadly left us on July 3, 2023 following years of battling cancer.

He is survived by daughters, Marlina Oakes and Kristina Stratton (Ben); seven grandchildren; Seth, Boston, Bryce, Lola, Mia, Anna and Rhett; nephew, Scott Williams; and among many other special family members in North Carolina, Montana and California.

A celebration of life was held in memory of his honor here on this earth.

He was a decorated Veteran who served our country in the Navy for 8 years and was honored with many awards and medals.

The family would like to thank the out pouring of love and support among family, friends and the community.

In lieu of flowers we would love for you to make a donation in his honor to either the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center or Lower Cape Fear Life Care who provided sincere help during this difficult process of the end of his life.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • July 18, 2023
    Lyn Spooner says:
    My name is Lyn. I used to work with Ed and Debbie at Port City. I was sad to see this. Please accept my condolences and prayers.

  • July 17, 2023
    Linda Madsen says:
    Kristina & Marlina, we feel honored that we got to meet your wonderful Dad at the wedding. When I think of the father-daughter dance I tear up and smile. It was so beautiful and there was so much love. I hope those beautiful memories get you through this most difficult of times. Much love, Alan & Linda

  • July 17, 2023
    Erin says:
    Prayers of healing for you all as you go through this very difficult time.

  • July 17, 2023
    Donna Hampton says:
    Prayers for peace and healing during this difficult time.