Barbara Jean Oldham

Barbara Jean Oldham

December 25, 1944 – July 18, 2020

Barbara Oldham, age 75, of Jonesboro, passed away on the morning of July 18, 2020. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2020, at Ireland Cemetery.

Barbara was born on Dec. 25, 1944, to the late Ennis Edward and Rosa Barker Halk. She grew up and attended school in Gatesville. After high school Barbara became a waitress and worked at Dyke’s Café and Meeks Café in Gatesville. She married Johnny Oldham in January of 1972. They drove trucks for Bill Smith Trucking in Chilton for three years before Johnny went to Wilson Art and Barbara went to work for TDCJ. After about ten years of working apart they decided to purchase their own truck and became owners and operators of their own trucking business. Barbara loved her fur babies more than life. She also loved fishing and camping with her family when her children were younger. Barbara knew she was a Christian being baptized at an early age and continuing her faith throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 36 years, Johnny Oldham; brother, James Logan; greatgranddaughters, Charlee and Laynie Rusk.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Brenda Rhudy and husband, James; sons, John Oldham and wife, Nina, Wayne Oldham and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Bryan, Tawyla, Shanna, Shelbi, Justin and Garrett; great-grandchildren, Emma, Romi, Parker, Lynzee, Hadlee, JoJo and Lucas; adopted grandchildren, Josh, Caleb and Ryan Barnes who consider Barbara their “Texas Grandmother;” and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family request that memorials be made to Attention Gatesville Animal Control 110 N 8th Street Gatesville, Texas 76528.

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