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Gerald Oates

Gerald Oates

Thursday, December 21st, 1939 Sunday, February 16th, 2020

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Obituary for Gerald W. Oates

Gerald W. Oates, 80, of Kearneysville, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Born on December 21, 1939 in Winchester, VA, he was the son of the late George E. Pulley and Odessa I. Oates Ambrose.

Gerald was a veteran of the US Navy having served on the Destroyer Escort USS John A. Bole

He was employed at Corning and retired from General Motors.

Gerald enjoyed coaching little league. He was a duckpin bowler for twenty-five years. He was an avid hunter and was a season ticket holder for the Washington Redskins. He was a motorcycle rider, and rode across the country multiple times.

He is survived by one son, Tony Oates and wife, Barbie; their children, Bobby V. Randolph III and wife, Dara, Brittany N. Williams and husband, Garrett, Taylor D. Boyd, and husband, Nathan; one daughter Sherry Robinson and husband, Eric, their children, Trina D. Elliott and husband, Randall, Amanda D. Nichols, Erica D. Robinson and fiancé Matthew Farrell, Dakota D. Robinson; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Naomi Mae Oates who passed away in 2018.

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Todd Evans

Sherry and family
Sorry to here about your father's passing. My father (Jr Evans) always spoke very highly of Jerry. They worked at Corning together and I at remember him from Little League. My dad passed last year a double it will be hard not being able to see if at least talking on the phone. He's in a better place with and together again with your mother. Praying for the family
Todd Evans
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Thank you, Todd. Your father came up in a story or two dad shared with me. I'm going to miss those stories.
Posted at 05:48am

Tom Collins

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
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What a lovely thing to do, thank you.
Posted at 05:28am

Tom Collins

I only had the opportunity to get to know you during this last year. In that time, I came to know a funny and caring human being. I count our time getting to know each other as another blessing in my life.

May Sherry, Tony, and all of your loved ones find peace and comfort, and may you have a peaceful journey to the other side to meet up with your Naomi.
Rest in peace dear Gerald!
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Beautiful. Thank you. ❤️
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Lifting you up in thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. We hope that these blooms of joy will keep brighten your days to come.
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Thank you, Jody and Wendy. It means so much to our family.
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Charles Stanley

May the Lord above be with the family. Charles Stanley from the Post 14 American Legion
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Thank you.
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