Gary Wakefield, age 71, was born on May 6, 1952, to Willie and Zella Wakefield in Oceanside, California, and passed away on February 19, 2024, in Crossville.

Gary’s biggest passion was being involved with missions at Oak Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his children: Matthew Wakefield, Rebecca Hall, Jennifer Sisco, Brad Wakefield, and Brandon Wakefield; grandchildren: Natalie Sisco, Drew Sisco, Levi Sisco, Zayleigh Swafford, Aubrey Wakefield, and Christopher Wakefield; brother: Roger (Linda) Wakefield; and aunt: Alma Jean Wilson.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents:  Willie Arnold Wakefield and Zella Belle (Turner) Wakefield.

The funeral will be on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. with the service to follow. Burial will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery. There will be a reception in the church fellowship hall after the burial.

Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to assist with funeral expenses. Donations can be made through Oak Hill Baptist Church. Please include a note that it is in honor of Gary Wakefield.


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