Obituary for Gene Oates

Written by on November 23, 2021

Gene Oates 89

of Kenton

Funeral Services for Gene Oates will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton with Pastor Scott Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Dunkirk Cemetery. Friends and family may visit 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Gene died on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Brookdale of Marysville. He was born on March 17, 1932 in Kenton to the late Irvin and Reva (Breidenbach) Oates. He married Jean Pauline Driskill on December 31,1950 and she preceded him in death on June 8,1988. Gene remarried Sharon Elaine Turner on July 9,1992 and she preceded him in death on August 9, 2021.

Surviving are children; Cheryl (Bob) Marshall of Marysville, June (Jesse) Harbor of Lewistown, Scott (Carmelita) Turner of Redkey, Indiana, Greg (Niki) Turner of Santa Clause, Indiana, 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by 2 children; Vicky Oates and Mark Turner, a sister; Evelyn (Herschel) Lotz and a bother; Clayton Oates.

He was a 1950 graduate from Dunkirk High School.

Gene was a member of FIrst Baptist Church. He worked as a seed salesman and loved being a life-long farmer. 

Gene was a people person who never knew a stranger. He would talk with anyone and always tried to encourage people to lift their spirits and be a better person.

Memorial donations in Gene’s honor may be made to The Gideons.

Online condolences may be expressed at price.fh.

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