Farming Rural 13

Randall Kelly Oates

May 27, 1951 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 70)


Randall Kelly Oates, 70, of Bennett, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chatham County on May 27, 1951 to Ruby and Vernon Oates. Randall was a member of Bennett Baptist Church and a retired supervisor at Klaussner Furniture. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting. He loved horses, tractors and anything involving farming. He enjoyed cooking and visiting with his neighbors and friends at his backyard swing. Randall loved attending church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Oates Brady.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carolyn Albright Oates; children, Todd Oates (Pam), of Bennett, Chad Oates (Jill), of Siler City, Kelly Wilson (Danny), of High Point and David Saunders (Jamie), of Ramseur; brothers, Bill Oates, of Bennett, Tim Oates (Cheryl), of Mebane and Ricky Oates, of Bennett; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Bennett Baptist Church with Pastor Edwin Moore and Rev. Tim Strider presiding. The family will receive friends at the church following the service in the fellowship hall.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Bennett Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 91, Bennett, NC 27208 or the charity of your choice.

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Celebration of Life
November 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Bennett Baptist Church
68 East Bonlee Street
Bennett, NC 27208


Bennett Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
P.O. Box 91, Bennett NC 27208

Charity of one's choice

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