May 5, 2020
GRAY: David E. Oxley, 90, of Gray, passed away Tuesday, May 5. A private graveside service will be held at Elam Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Gary Thomas officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or Elam Baptist Church Building Fund, 203 Elam Church Road, Gray, GA 31032.
Son of the late Edward Franklin and Clara Pearl Upshaw Oxley in Cadwell, Mr. Oxley served in the United States Marine Corp serving in World War II, stationed in Guam.
Mr. Oxley was a member of Elam Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School superintendent, and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of Gideons International. Until his illness, he was an active member of the Marine Corps League. He loved gardening, sharing the fruits of his labor with everyone. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 61 years, Jean Collins Oxley; son, Randall Oxley; two sisters; one brother; and three step-siblings.
Mr. Oxley is survived by his wife of nine years, Ann Haskins Oxley; children, Linda Oxley (Randy) Couey of Woodstock and Greg (Rhonda) Oxley of Gray; step-daughters, Melanie Lowe and Michele Josey, both of Jones County; grandchildren, Scott Couey, Michael (Ashley) Couey, Marc (Leslie) Couey, Cody Oxley, and Christy (Jay) Lord; step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Greene, Ashley Lowe, Will Josey, and James (Libby) Gheesling; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Please visit www. hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, has charge of the arrangements.