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David Oxley OH 1949-56

The Old Hymerians Association pays tribute to David Oxley CBE, who has died at the age of 85. David was the former Chief Executive, President, and Secretary of the Rugby Football League and, in 2019, was the overall winner of our 'Hymers Top Alumni'. 

We have heard from David's son, Simon, who has shared a few words. David's funeral will be held in Harrogate, please check back to this page for full details of the funeral which will be added once known.

Dad was a proud Old Hymerian and spoke fondly of his time at Hymers.

Although illness prevented him from attending in person he was especially honoured to be named “Most Inspiring” Old Hymerian in 2019.

He was a proud son of Hull, and his acceptance letter for a place at Hymers was among a collection of family photos and documents we have come across following his passing. Clearly a letter worth keeping for over 70 years.

Simon Oxley

Born on 23 May 1932, he went on to bevome the General Secretary of the Howden Branch of the National Farmers' Union and received an MBE 

David was highly respected within the Old Hymerian community and his loss will be felt by many. Our sincere condolences are sent to David's family and friends.

David's funeral was at Stonefall Crematorium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, on Tuesday the 14th of February.  A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Friday 17th of February in South Cave.

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