Frank Oakley, 'Friend Of The Country Stars," Passes
April 6, 2009 at 7:10 AM (PT)
Condolences are in order for the friends and family of FRANK OAKLEY, who was a long-time friend and compadre to WILLIE NELSON. He passed ON APRIL 2nd, at the age of 83.
Known as 'FRIENDLY FRANK," OAKLEY had worked with artists such as JIM REEVES, FARON YOUNG, and MARTY ROBBINS. His friendship with WILLIE NELSON began in 1979. He authored a book called "The Nashville Sidekick". Read the entire obituary in the TENNESSEAN here.