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“Mrs. Oates you have my deepest sympathy. You will continue to be in my family prayers. Mr. Oates will Greatly be missed. With Love, India from SCSP ”
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“Lucille and family, our deepest sympathy and condolences go to you on Clarence's passing . I have never known a nicer man, he was the true...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Sandi Markel - Marine City, MI

“Lucille, please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of Clarence. May all the special moments you shared be a comfort to you and your family. ...Read More »
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“Sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Staff of: St. Clair Nephrology

Clarence Alexander Oates, 74, of Fort Gratiot Township went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

He was born August 19, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Virgil and Willie Mae Oates. He married Lucille Thomason on September 29, 2000 in Port Huron.

Clarence was employed as a cement mason and flooring installer until his retirement. He was a long time member and Deacon at Restoration Christian Community Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his wife, Lucille; children, Darnell Oates, Sharon Reeves, Terrance Oates, Saundra (Netha) Oates; step-children, Karlnell Thomason, King (Shelby) Thomason IV and Davita (Travis) Ricks; many grandchildren; siblings, Virgil, Paul, David and William (Ann) Oates; godmother, Ellen Banks; good friends, Deacon Mike Turner, Deacon Thomas McNair and Sylvester Hillard; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Verlean Willis and brother, Samuel Oates.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Restoration Christian Community Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. The Reverend Carl Miller Sr. Pastor/Teacher will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, please visit

For complete information visit Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.