Thaddeus George Doakes

February 12, 1948 - May 07, 2022

Thaddeus George Doakes

February 12, 1948 - May 07, 2022


Mr. Thaddeus “TG” Doakes entered eternal rest on May 7, 2022.

A memorial dinner with family and friends for Mr. Doakes will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.,  at Holy Highway Evangelistic Church.

Thaddeus George Doakes Jr. was born February 12th, 1948, to the parents of Thaddeus George Doakes Sr. and Christine Griffin Doakes. Thaddeus was born in Tulsa, OK and grew up in community of Mohawk. He had two older sisters Mary Doakes Jackson, and Sharon Doakes as well as a younger brother John Doakes. T.G., as he was affectionally known was a playful and happy child. Throughout his adolescent years he was an active boy scout and sung in the choir.  He loved playing with his two sisters and his best friend William “Fuzzy” Boozer.

He attended Tulsa Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Upon completion of high school, he attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. He was a devoted educator in the Tulsa Public School system. He taught at Robert Frost Elementary, Cleveland Middle School and McClain High School from which he retired. He dedicated his career to enriching the lives of at-risk youth.

T.G. was a loving brother, uncle and friend. He was always willing to help anyone that was in need. He had many talents and hobbies including singing, painting, writing poems and cooking. T.G. was a black history enthusiast and a collector of African art. T.G. loved to fish, fishing was his greatest passion of all. When T.G. was a little boy, he would go fishing with his granny and they were the best of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, older sister Mary and brother John. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister Sharon, his nephew Roderick, his nieces Sherrie, Nita and Kayla. As well as great nephews and great niece Amari, Josh and Amarianna and a great grandnephew Eliot. Along with a host of cousins and friends.

T.G. was truly loved and will forever be missed

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3 responses to Thaddeus George Doakes

  1. CJackson says:

    My condolences.

  2. I met TG over 50 years ago when I was growing up cause my parents Hazell and Della Mae Shaw were barbers and used to cut his hair. The last time I saw him was a few years ago at the casino and I took a few pictures of him. Our condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May the fond memories you hold dear bring a smile to your face and lighten your heart in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

    Much love,
    Brenda Shaw- Morris & Della Mae Shaw and The Shaw Family

  3. Zenobia Mayo says:

    TG, I will miss you. Know that I had been thinking about you on a regular basis and to receive a call from Rudy that you were gone made me so sad. Rest well.

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