Arthur Robert "Bob" Oakley, III
October 14, 1944  -  April 10, 2017

Arthur Robert "Bob" Oakley, III

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Arthur Robert “Bob” Oakley III, of Uvalde passed away on April 10, 2017 at his residence at the age of 72. He was born on October 14, 1944 in Easton, Pennsylvania to Arthur Robert and Marjorie (Johnson) Oakley, Jr. He married Alicia Bankier on January 1, 1968 in Uvalde.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years of Uvalde; daughter, Shelly Renee Adame and husband, Joe of Chesapeake, Virginia; son, Arthur Robert Oakley, IV and wife, Sarah of College Station; sister, Becky Walker and husband, Jim of Austin; brothers, Jim Oakley and wife, Sandy of Chesapeake, Virginia, Todd Oakley of New Braunfels, and Tracy Oakley of Seguin; 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


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  1. Betty Fraire
    Uvalde, TX

    Our condolences to all the family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mike Walsh
    Cedar Park, TX

    Bob was one of my best friends-he will be missed. Bob lived his life to the fullest.

  3. Carl Kunath
    Sn Angelo, TX

    Bob was a good friend for nearly 50 years. His passing is a blow to me and to many others.

    Farewell A. Robert. Vaya con Dios!

  4. Glenda and Carl Kunath
    San Angelo, TX

    Alicia, Carl and I are so sorry about Bob. Carl is in South America right now, but I sent him the information. Please tell Quatro and Shelly how sorry we are also. Let us know details about memorial and we will do our best to be there.
    He was a unique guy and we will miss him. Love, Glenda

  5. John & Alicia Gale
    Bryan, TX

    Bob, it has been several years since I last saw you. You were cooking at the Texas Old Timers, as usual, as I breezed through.

    You were always a larger than life character during my early years caving in the mid 70's; someone I looked up to and someone to look forward to seeing at the conventions and such. And there are several of us who remember your generously letting us ride our motorcycles at your place one year when we were in the area. We had a great, memorable time trying to climb the banks of the river!

    Your passing marks the end of an era for Alicia and I.

    Our heartfelt condolences to you Alicia, and your family, during these difficult times.

    John and Alicia Gale.

  6. Logan McNatt
    Austin, TX

    My condolences to Bob's family. I first met him around 1970 through the caver community. Our days exploring caves ended many years ago, but I was fortunate to see him a couple of times in the last few years with mutual friends Ronnie Fieseler, Ron Miller, and Charlie Yates.

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