Mr. Oakley and the former Judy Strickland were married July 30, 1979 by Marshall County Judge Executive Mike Miller in Benton.
Mrs. Oakley is the daughter of the late Fred and Jesse Strickland of North Carolina.
Mr. Oakley is the son of the late Dee and Lula Oakley of Trigg County.
They have four children: James Oakley of Hardin, Teresa Stratton of Hardin, Michael Oakley of Louisville and Regina Morrison of Louisville. They have 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.