Gene C. “Baby” Oakes, Sr., age 71, of Buckhead, Georgia, formerly of Lawrenceville, Georgia, entered into rest on Thursday, February 23, 2012 after a short battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Margaret Adams Oakes; four children, Lisa Diane Fowler of Winder, GA, Sherry Lynn & Richard Fielding of Bogart, GA, Scott & Sandra Allen of Bethlehem, GA, Tracy & Mike Parillo of Lawrenceville, GA; brother & sister-in-law, Eddie & Linda Oakes; sister & brother-in-law, Ada & Maurice Johnson all of Lawrenceville, GA; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Gene C. Oakes, Jr., grandson, Thomas Brock, and siblings, John, Tom, Jule, Bertha, Harold, Buddy, Bouge, and Ray Oakes; J.C. Grant and Wendell Grant. A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Baby Oakes will be held Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Ste. 260, Duluth, GA 30097 (Pancreatic and Liver Research) in memory of Gene C. “Baby” Oakes, Sr. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company,” Lawrenceville Chapel 770-963-2411 has been entrusted with the arrangements.