Roy Deon Oaks

March 29, 1938 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Roy Oaks Obituary

Roy Deon Oaks, 85, Peru, Indiana, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru, Indiana.

Born on March 29, 1938, in Roselawn, Indiana, he was the son of Herman Condexter and Lorrine (Collins) Oaks.  On October 4, 1958, in Lakeville, Indiana, he was married to Roberta Darlene Clemons, and she survives.  

He was the owner/operator of D. Oaks Paving in Peru, Indiana and was a fifty-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved drag racing, going to the casino, playing the lottery-he WAS a winner!, and most of all, spending time with his family-especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta Oaks; children, Rhonda DeAnn (Phil) Thorrington, Roy Deon “Rowdy” (Ruth) Oaks, and Ray Dean (Wendi) Oaks, all of Peru; seven grandchildren, PJ (Tami) Thorrington, Wesley Thorrington, Ashlei (Andy) Pickett, Pricilla (TJ) Akemon, Roy Deon Oaks III (Jessica), Adam Oaks, and Emily Oaks (Jake Collins), all of Peru; six great-grandchildren, Ray Dean Pickett, Porscha Pickett, Cole Thorrington, Callie Thorrington, Kennadi Thorrington, Casey Thorrington; sister, Mickey Arnett, Peru; and brother, Bartley Oaks, Sr., Peru.  

Preceded in death by his parents; one son, Herman Ova Oaks; grandson, Russell Scott Thorrington; three sisters, Dolly Oaks, Linda Rasmus, and Peggy Marie Oaks; and two brothers, Condexter and Raymond Oaks

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Mike Munson officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.  

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at 

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November 14, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
McClain Funeral Home
3500 W State Rd. 16, Post Office Box 248
Denver, IN 46926

Funeral Service
November 14, 2023

2:00 PM
McClain Funeral Home
3500 W State Rd. 16, Post Office Box 248
Denver, IN 46926


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