Gerald A. Oates
NEW CREEK, WV – Gerald A. Oates, 62, of New Creek, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2013 at his residence.
Born on August 3, 1951 in Frostburg, MD, he was a son of the late Glenville and Dorothy (Duckworth) Oates.
Gerald had been a truck driver for Moran Trucking, a U.S. Army Korean Conflict
and a disabled wounded war veteran. He was a member of VFW
Post 3518 Nancy Hanks and attended Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Gerald served for many years for the Keyser High School Athletic Boosters, a job he loved until he became physically unable to do so.
Surviving are his wife Susan K. (Wagoner) Oates; his children, Rebecca A. Meek and fiancé Ron Eaton of New Creek, Joseph A. Oates and wife Stephanie of Martinsburg, Matthew S. Oates & wife Lynette of Keyser, Andrew W. Amtower and wife Jennifer L. of New Creek, Michael C. Oates of Atlanta, GA and a special "son", James Melton of SC; his grandchildren, Jalen M. Oates, Sarah K. Meek, Caden Oates, Avery Oates, Brice Mongold and Katelyn Rice; his brothers, William T. Oates and wife Linda of Keyser, Harold Oates and wife Patty of Westernport and Stephen Oates and wife Pam of BelAir and his sister, Jane Montgomery and husband Jim of Keyser. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Donna M. Wagoner and nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Randy Leatherman II officiating. Interment will follow in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, where military honors will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gerald A. Oates, Fallen Warrior Foundation, 2029 Village Lane, Suite 101, Solvang, CA 93463.
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