of Quitman, AR
June 25, 1947 - January 25, 2022
Freddie Paul Oaks, 74 years of age, from Quitman, formerly of Bigelow, went home to our Lord Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Fred was born June 25, 1947 in Bigelow, Arkansas, a son of the late Paul Clayton Oaks and Esther Lea (Grayson) Oaks.Freddie Paul was a man among men. He wasn't scared of much on this earth. His brothers have shared that out of all seven children, Fred was the one they were most worried about going to prison or dying young. Little did they know that he would become a minister of the gospel.Fred was a Baptist Minister for 38 years. Fred had a huge heart for the mission field and traveled to Africa, Haiti, Ecuador, and Honduras and several places inside the United States including New York, Montana, Massachusetts, and more.Fred was a Plaster by trade and owned Fred Oaks and Sons Plastering for almost 25 years. He taught his three sons the art of the trade and instilled in them good work ethics.Fred's Bible has a list of names and dates of weddings, funerals, baptisms, and the people he led to the Lord. There were many pages.Fred also served (with his friend Lonnie Burrow) on the Board of Dispensing Opticians for the State of Arkansas from 2011 to the day he passed. He also served on the board of "Line Upon Line Ministries" and "Abundant Life Ministries In Honduras" for many years.Freddie Paul Oaks was preceded in death by his father, Paul Clayton Oaks and his mother, Esther Lea Oaks; his sisters, Norma Ruth Oaks, Annie Margaret Oaks, Marilyn Bingham; brother, Leo Clayton Oaks.He is survived by his wife, Linda Oaks of Quitman; brothers, Tom Oaks of Bigelow; Mike Oaks and wife Mary of Little Rock; Larry Oaks and wife Karen of Wooster; sons, Paul Oaks and wife Lori of Quitman, Mark Oaks and wife Melissa of Bigelow, Matthew Oaks and wife Stephanie of Perryville, fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.Visitation will be at 1pm, Monday, January 31, 2022 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier, with funeral service following at 2pm at the funeral home. Bro. Jim Arrant, Bro. Bennie Foster, Paul Oaks, Mark Oaks, and Matthew Oaks will be officiating. Interment will be at Quitman Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Oaks, Jr., Cody Bridgman, Wesley Wise, Zach Oaks, Wyatt Oaks, and Bryan Wenger. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lonnie Burrow, Mike Rickel, Terry Williams, Eugene Brown, and Jordan Farmer.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International.
We love you and will miss you greatly.
Linda and family we are so sorry for your loss. We love your family and will never forget Bro. Fred he was one of the best pastor’s and friend ever y’all have been here for us many many times we will miss Bro. Fred but I know as he said many times that when we get to heaven we will find him at the feet of Jesus
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We know he is in Heaven rejoicing! Love and Prayers going your way
My heart is with the family. Prayers that your hearts find peace.
I'm so sorry to hear about Fred. I love you all!!
We are still in shock , but we know Fred Oats is in heaven and we will rejoice with him soon. Prayers for Linda and all the family.
Happy Trails Fred !! I enjoyed getting to know you when you would come up the booth to visit and give the invocatioin. Linda & Matt pardon me if i am not able to be there Monday for the service.
So very sorry for your loss.Love ❤️ and prayers🙏 to you all.
You he R.I.P
When Dale and I lived in Lee, Massachusetts, we had the privilege of working with Fred on the constructing of what would become the Open Door Church. Prayers go out to his wife Linda and family with good memories of a man' whose heart has been dedicated to Jesus. To God be the Glory Scott and Dale
We love you Brother Fred. You will be dearly missed. You were a very special person in our lives. I know where you are and we will see you again.
Sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
What a blessed life this Man had lived. Obviously loved by many. He's in Heaven with our God. Soft hugs to Linda and family. Love you sister Linda
We were blessed to know Fred Oakes and how he lived his life. He visited my husband in the hospital and at home with encouraging words and prayers.He will be greatly missed by this family. To the family his wife Linda and the boys Paul and Larry if you ever need us we are here for you.
I am sorry to hear of Bro. Fred's passing. You all will be in my prayers.
May God bless you in your sorry. He is in the arms of God now, watching over you.
I used to say, even to him face to face, “If God will save Freddie Paul, he will save anybody.” Well, he did, and he will, and he does.Known my childhood, a colleague in the ministry, and a friend for eternity. I love you, Fred. Linda, be blessed. Boys, be blessed. Lord, be glorified!
Bro. Fred will always have a special place in our hearts
Linda and family. We are so sorry to hear of your lose. God will heal your broken hearts. If we can help ever in any wal please let us know.
Larry, I am so sorry for the loss of your Brother. Prayers for You and the Rest of the family! Danny and Jean McBay
I'm sorry to learn of Bro. Fred's passing. I consider myself blessed to have been part of his Quitman Baptist congregation growing up. Linda, Mark, Paul, and Matthew, I wish you all peace during this time. I know you will miss him but I hope you can rest in the comfort of knowing he is with his precious Jesus.
So sorry for your loss. Heaven has added a blessing!! Prayers for you all.
Linda & kids we are sorry for your loss of Freddie Paul Fred was a good cousin are thoughts and prayers are with at this time love you guys judy & janelle oaks
MR OAKS WAS MY BEST FRIEND SISTER UNCLE REGINA CURETON HE WAS ALWAYS NICE . RIP
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family
Brother Fred....you will always have a special place in my heart. Now I know God will be calling us home soon...He needed the best to finish up our mansions. See you soon! 😇💕🙏
Rest in Heaven cuz.
Praying for Linda and all your family! I know Fred is in glory and so happy to be reunited with his loved ones. May God place his loving arms around all his family! Love Sandy and Gary Jackson 🙏🙏🙏