MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Joe Oldham, Sr., 87, of Madisonville passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.
He was born September 13, 1926 in Hopkins County, Ky. to the late Monroe and Aileen Oldham.
Mr. Oldham loved gardening, debating politics, playing golf when he could and traveling. He was a member of the UMWA District 23 and an avid reader. He retired from Island Creek Coal and was a World War II United States Army Veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie "Butch" Oldham; his granddaughters, Sarah Beth Smith and Mindy Leigh Clark; his brothers, Bill, Buck, Tommy, David and Jerry Oldham; and his sisters, Gertrude Kirkwood and Sheila Oldham Clark.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Thelma Ladd Oldham of Madisonville; his children, Joanne (Jim) Hargrove of Madisonville, Donald (Pat) Oldham of Fort Wayne, Ind., Joey (Mary) Oldham of Madisonville, Brenda (Stanley) Clark of Nortonville, Ky. and Trenna (David) Smith of Georgia; sisters, Betty Turley of Madisonville and Anna Wisinki of Illinois; thirteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Military rites will be conducted by the Hopkins County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will Joey Oldham, Michael Oldham, Jared Smith, Jordan Smith, Bob Hiday and Jeff Hiday. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters, Marci Oldham, Jennifer Marszalek, Angie Baldinger, Laura Farrell, Lori Clark Ezell and Heather Hiday.
Online condolences may be made at www.barnettstrother.com