7/26/1918 - 2/27/2007 U.S. Army Veteran, WWII POW, Purple Heart. Mr. Oates died at Holmes Regional Hospital in Melbourne, FL. on February 27, 2007. Formerly of Randallstown, beloved husband of the late Hilda Oates; devoted father of Rita Ludwig, Norman Oates, Jr., and Marsha Yox; dear brother of Margaret Lochner, Kenzel Oates, Loretta Isham, and the late Edgar Oates and Kathleen Harvey; loving grandfather of Lee and Brian Ludwig, Stacy Pitta and Greg Oates; loving great-grandfather of Holly Ludwig, Brooke, Brandon and Benjamin Pitta, and Brittany, Rylee and Aubrey Oates. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 am at Wards Chapel U.M. Church, 11023 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the CAPITAL FUND C/O Wards Chapel United Methodist Church.