Dateline: January 15, 2004


Funeral services for Ross H. Oatman, age 76, of Quail were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Faith Baptist Church in Wellington with Rev. Ronnie Lambert, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Elvis Pitts, retired Baptist Minister from Amarillo.  Burial was held at the Quail Cemetery in Quail, Texas.

Mr. Oatman died Tuesday, January 6, 2004, in Clarendon.  He was born on October 29, 1927, in Childress County, Texas, to Harvey Clay Oatman and Ethel May Tackel Oatman.  He married Billie Thomas on December 21, 1951, at Hedley.  He was a member, deacon, and song leader of the Faith Baptist Church.  Ross was a former member of the Young Farmers of Quail and the Donley County Farm Committee.  He was an avid sports fan.  Ross served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a farmer and rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Oatman of Quail; two sons, Tommy Ross Oatman of Pampa and Harvey Oatman of Clarendon; one daughter, Lenora Barnes of Perryton; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to the Faith Baptist Church or the Quail Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harvey Oatman, Tommy Oatman, James Thomas, Irven Thomas, Gary Thomas, and Arlis Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Rogers, Paul Fielding, Tom Shultz, C.H. Jones, Leon Morrison, Delbert White, Donald Langley, and Randy Barnes.

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