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Jared Gene Oakley (Epsilon Pi) 2000-2024

Jared Gene Oakley, age 23 passed away June 1, 2024, at his home in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Jared was born December 18, 2000, to Darren and Sheila (Vessels) Oakley in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Jared attended Arkansas City High School where he graduated in 2019. He continued his education first at Barton Community College; later at Kansas State University; and finally at Wichita State University. During his educational endeavors, he was an exemplary student. He majored in Biology and was in the Medical Laboratory Science Program while at Wichita State University. He was a member of the K-State Color Guard and Marching Band during his time at Kansas State University. He was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity. He worked as a pharmacy technician in Wichita, Kansas. Jared enjoyed spending time and traveling with his friends and family. In addition, he was a wonderful uncle.

Jared is survived by his parents; sister Courtney Sobba and husband Andrew and children Kail, Aria, Aaron and Avery of Eudora, Kansas; brother Devon Oakley and wife Taryn and son Nolan of Arkansas City, Kansas; brother Kaleb Oakley of Arkansas City, Kansas; Aunt Darci Jones and cousins TC and Will Jones of Niota, Tennessee; Uncle Shawn Vessels of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; grandfather Jack Vessels of Ponca City, Oklahoma as well as a multitude of beloved friends.

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