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James Oates

James Howard "Jimmy" Oates Sr.

Tuesday, December 12th, 1939 - Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Obituary

James “Jimmy” Howard Oates, Sr., 79 of Stephens City, VA, died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Jimmy was born December 12, 1939 in Winchester, VA; the son of the late Clatice Clinton and Mattie Lucille Hefner Oates. He served his country for twenty years in the Air Force and Air Guard. He was a machinist at Crown Cork and Seal retiring in 2003. Jimmy was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Club, Military Retirees Association, and Trinity Episcopal Church.

He married Carole Sharon Shafer, September 30, 1961 at the First Baptist Church in Winchester. He was a very proud father and grandfather.

Along with his wife he is survived by his son James Oates Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD; daughter, Kimberly Genovese (Anthony) of Ellicott City, Md; grandchildren, AJ, Kelsey and Katie Genovese; brothers, Daniel Oates, Donald Oates and Ronald Oates.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester. A visitation will be one hour prior from 1:00 -2:00 p.m.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    Address
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    Address
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Brent Davidson

Posted at 02:47pm
Sincere condolence's to the family, & friends of Jimmy Oats. I worked with Jimmy in the Exterior Power section of Civil Engineering at the Air National Guard. He was a good man, & friend. God Bless Jimmy, and his family. Amen. B. Davidson USAF Ret.
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Fred Zimmerman

Posted at 02:25pm
Rest in Peace my Viet Nam Veteran
Fred Zimmerman
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Roger J. Michael

Posted at 09:11am
My condolences to the family. I have many memories of Jimmy while working with him at CC&S. I enjoyed his humor and wit on the job. I like him got involved with our Union and he taught me many ins and outs of being an officer in the Union. I am just glad to have been part of our Crown Family.
Kat and Deddie Michael
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Carol Triplett

Posted at 08:17am
Carole, Kim, & Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man, but you already know that. I have a lot of memories of all of you and I know this is a very hard time. God bless you, you are in my thoughts and prayers, Carol Triplett
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