City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

John Feeney

Clayton, North Carolina

Age 82.
Died 06/19/2023.

John Feeney
John Patrick Feeney
October 16, 1940 - June 19, 2023

John Feeney, 82, of Clayton, NC passed away on Monday June 19th, 2023 to be with his beloved wife Bea who he had lost just a few months back.

John was born on October 16th, 1940 in Clydebank Scotland and then immigrated to the US when he was 10. John was a man of his faith, and dedicated much of his time to his church. John had tremendous work ethic and worked hard to support his family. You could find him enjoying a pint with friends and strangers, traveling the world with his wife and vacations with his son’s family; to Emerald Isle, his hometown in Ireland, and enjoying bonfires while spotting shooting stars with his grandchildren.

John was a veteran and served in the US army during his youth before meeting the love of his life Bea Feeney, who he was married to for over 50 years. They settled down to begin their family in Avenel, New Jersey, where they built many friendships, became avid bowlers and enjoyed pizza with friends at Strawberry pub. John enjoyed cheering on his son throughout his soccer days into college and following his favorite sports teams Notre Damn, SF Giants, NY Giants & Celtic FC. In retirement John and Bea moved to Clayton, NC in 2003 where he spent his time building new friendships.

John is survived by his son Shawn and daughter-in-law Brianna who live in Colorado with his grandchildren Havyn & Ryder. His brother Bill Feeney & wife Charolette Feeney who live in California. As well as Bryan Young, a neighbor turned family and best friend, all of who will miss him. He is not only now with his beloved wife who passed in March but is predeceased by his sister Sally and her husband Jack O-Reilly.

The family would like to thank local friends, who visited and supported him through this trying time. You could always find John enjoying a cold pint, meeting new people and reliving the stories of his past. Wherever he went, he made an impression, always enjoyed good conversation, a bit of fun sarcasm and carried his friendships close.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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