Curtis John Oates

  • Born: February 7, 1927
  • Died: December 3, 2018
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 91 of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2018. He is preceded in death by his son John Charles "Jay" Oates, sister Betty Veloz, nephew Nicky Veloz, great nephew John Rogers. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruby Stevenson Oates, daughter Ellen Carlisle, son Jack Oates and wife Andrea, sister Martha Schaub, niece Cannon Schaub, niece Virginia Rogers, great nephew James Rogers. He was blessed with three grandchildren, BC Carlisle and wife Diamond, Colby Oates and wife Amanda, and Abbott Alice Oates, and two great-grandchildren Asher Carlisle and Addalyn Jaye Oates.

John was born in Amarillo, Texas on February 7, 1927, served in the Army during WW II, married his high school sweetheart, and moved to Austin to attend UT in 1949. John was always a self-employed man who described himself as a "retired investor" during his later years. He will be remembered by the strength he demonstrated till his last breath.

Viewing and visitation will be held on December 5 from 4-7 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 N. Lamar in Austin. Graveside service will be on December 6 at 2:30 pm at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Stinnett, Texas.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ruby, Jack, Ellen, and families: In 1978 my girlfriend and I left Iowa and moved to the Quinlan Park community on Steiner Ranch where I lived for the next quarter century. There, I met four colorful Texas men that (in my opinion) "ran the Ranch". Most everything on the ranch was either built by, owned by, or rented by one of these gentlemen. 1) Bill Crawford (my 1st landlord) 2) Jack Mixon (I bought his house on W. Lakeland) 3) Henry Chowning (his family became my close neighbors, literally) and 4) John Oates (became my back door neighbor and his son Jay became my friend). With John's passing I feel that its the end of an era; they're all gone now but each left their mark in history. I enjoyed every minute of living in the community on the ranch and wouldn't change a thing. Well, maybe a few. Last summer while preparing to sell my house on West Lakeland, I was lucky to run into John's son, Jack. Wow, no doubt who his daddy is! He looks so much like his dad! As my mind says goodbye to John, I can't help but think of his son Jay who left us too soon. Jay, I hope you have your projects finished in heaven because your Dad is on his way!

Posted by Mary Buell - Spirit Lake, IA - Neighbor   December 06, 2018

Ruby, my prayers for you and family. John was a good friend, and I have many fond memories. We have lost a good man here on earth and heaven has gained one.

Posted by Jean Chisum - tinnett, TX - Friend   December 06, 2018

Condolences and prayers for the family. My parents, W.D. and Miriam Morton were friends with John and Ruby. I recall many Christmas' seeing them when they would come to Stinnett and also going to Austin and staying at their home and at the lake.

Posted by Karen McClain - Amarillo, TX   December 05, 2018

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