Vernon Russell Oldham passed away on April 23, 2022, at Genesis HealthCare. He was born on March 23, 1944, in Moore County, the son of Henry and Bessie Oldham. He was a member of Cool Springs United Methodist Church, graduated from High Falls High School and retired from MasterCraft/Collins and Aikman after 40 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Harvey and Walter Oldham and sister Wilsie Dalton.

Survivors include his spouse of 58 years, Janice Wicker Oldham; daughter, Laurie Smith and husband John of Kernersville; grandson, Russ Smith of Los Angeles; brothers, Tommie Oldham and wife Faye of Robbins, and Charlie Oldham of Bear Creek; sister-in-law, Chris Oldham of Bear Creek; and brother-in-law Jim Dalton of Blackstone, Virginia; along with many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Cool Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2027 Cool Springs Rd., Carthage, N.C., with Rev. William Cashion officiating.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Genesis for the loving care and many kindnesses extended their way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cool Springs UMC Church.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Oldham family.

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