Rev. Ed H. Oakley
Minister of Music
CANTON — The Rev. Ed H. Oakley, 60, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 30, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. In the end, he won.
He was born Sept. 25, 1951, in Roxboro, the son of Harold Oakley and the late Edna Oakley. He served as Minister of Music and Worship at Cavel Baptist and Roxboro Baptist churches, in Roxboro, Freedom Baptist Church, in Wilmington, and the past 24 years at Canton First Baptist. His love and deep understanding of God’s Word and passion for sharing through music and worship brought countless numbers to a deeper understanding of the love and sacrifice of Christ. As an alumnus of UNC at Chapel Hill, Ed was also an enthusiastic fan of his Carolina basketball team. Ed gave his time locally and abroad sharing God’s love on ...