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Robert " Bob " Oakerson, 84, passed away as a resident of Woodland Terrace of New Palestine Saturday October 9,2021. He was a caring person who touched many lives. He was born in Knightstown IN to Philip France Oakerson and Mary Elizabeth Eads Oakerson and lived his younger days in the Knightstown area. After graduating from Knightstown High School, class of 1955 he furthered his education at Wabash College and graduated from Ball State Teachers College and received a Masters Degree in education. Bob taught a total of 37 years at Woodview and Creston Junior High Schools before retiring. Even as he struggled with his eyesight he enjoyed the hobby of woodworking and involvement in other activities including Past Master of New Palestine Masonic Lodge #404, being the Past Worthy Patron of the New Palestine Order of Eastern Star #213. Bob's first wife Dareyl L. "Dee" Smith Oakerson preceded him in death in 1993 and second wife, Patricia Jenkins Martin Oakerson in 2019 and a daughter Rachel Oakerson in 2016. He is survived by his four daughters Marsha Cummings (Ed), Michelle Oakerson (Jeff Scull), Kathleen Jones (David) and Ada Oakerson (Craig Zehr) and numerous granddaughters and great grandchildren. A graveside service will be Monday October 11,2021 at New Palestine Cemetery at 2 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hendryxmortuary.com. Hendryx Mortuary New Palestine Chapel is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.