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Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert Lee Oatis 1944 - 2008 Lawrence

Services for Robert Lee Oatis, 63, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Oatis died Friday, March 21, 2008, at his home.He was born Dec. 24, 1944, in Collins, Miss., the son of David Lee and Bernice Brown Oatis.Mr. Oatis worked for the Lawrence Sanitation Department for 36 years.He married Maxine Shorter on Oct. 19, 1967, in Lawrence. She died in 1998.Survivors include three sons, Robert, Gary and Jeffery, all of Lawrence; three brothers, Perry, Willie, both of Lawrence, and Dennis, Dallas; a sister, Mattie, Long Beach, Calif.; and several grandchildren.The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Oatis.