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Charles Ross Oates

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Charles Ross Oates, age 92, of Crockett, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018. He was born September 15, 1926 in Weldon to parents, Ernest Clyde Oates and Olive Howse Oates. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Charles is survived by his wife of 69 years, Wanda Oates of Crockett; children, Robert Terry Oates of Trinity, Penny Sue Oates Carrizales and husband, Michael of Spring, Jeffery Ross Oates of Dallas; granddaughter, Emily Oates Rivers and husband, Paul of Spring; great-great-granddaughter, Reagan Lynn Rivers of Spring. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Olive Oates; sisters, Mary Sue Perry, Juanita Naasz, June Roden; brother, Paul S. Oates.

Graveside services will be held for Charles Ross Oates Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity with Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Family to receive friends for visitation at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VFW Trinity, 400 E. Caroline St., Trinity, Tx 75862.

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  1. We will always remember Mr. Oates as a shining example of a wonderful Christian man. We rented a mobile home spot from him and Wanda in Trinity as Keith took his first coaching job there in 1984-85. We greatly enjoyed our time there, being neighbors with them. We moved on to Centerville a few years later. Little did we know that Mr. Oates knew one of our neighbors down the road, Mrs. Dudley Wilson. He was visiting Mr. Wilson one day, drove into our driveway and asked if we needed a new puppy. We had just gotten a blue heeler pup a few days before that and said “no” but thanked him anyway. Our sons were about 8 and 12 at the time and thought we surely needed another puppy! The next week, he did show up AGAIN with a little Australian Shepherd/Heeler mix puppy! That puppy, Blue, went on to become one of the best dogs we ever had. We will always remember Mr. Oates as a great and kind man. Our sincere condolences to his family.

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