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Jan. 1, 1937 – Oct. 31, 2019
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Larry was born January 1, 1937 in Turlock, CA to parents Lawrence and Alice Oates. He passed away October 31, 2019 surrounded by family. Larry leaves behind his beloved wife, Sandy, of 41 years. He is survived by his children Roy Oates, Benny Oates (Sarah), Cindy Elderidge; and step children Sally Fondse (Randy) and David Satnat (Tootie). Larry was a loving and proud grandfather to 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janice Oates, son-in-law, Darryl Elderidge and grandson, Brandon Elderidge.
Larry started his career at Mid-Cal, later ventured into insurance and then opened Southside Vacuum together with his wife. In his retirement, he enjoyed working at Carper Hay and visiting with customers. Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed camping, visiting Pismo Beach and Red Lodge, Montana with his family. Larry was a friend to everyone he met, often greeting them with a joke. Larry will be remembered for his sense of humor, love for family and his love of friends. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 in the Heritage Chapel at Lakewood Memorial Park. A graveside service will follow. 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, Ca.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Nov. 6, 2019