Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, from 1 until 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Jasper.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Jasper with the Rev. Alan Beasley officiating.
Oates was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Sr. and Reble Oates.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Hester Oates; children, David Oates (June), James Oates (Melinda) and Cathi Lindsey (Skip); step-children, Dewayne Hester (Lisa), Tim Hester (Penny), Myron Hester (Karen) and Mark Hester; brother, Aaron Oates Jr. (Alice); sister, Della Jordon (Fletcher); 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church of Jasper.
You may sign the online register at www.kilgoregreenfuneralhome.com.
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503