Betty Maddux Oates | 19445-2018

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Betty Maddux Oates

Betty Maddux Oates, 72, of Chico, died Monday, June 4, 2018, in Bridgeport.

Funeral was June 7, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with the Rev. Tom Merritt and Roger (Speedy) Reno officiating. Burial followed in Paradise Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Joe Campbell, Michael Letterman, Mark Tate, Robbie Tate Leroy Larkins and Leslie Oates.

Betty was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Jacksboro to Jimmy and Dorothy (Barker) Maddux. She married Virgal “Rooster” Oates June 9, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was a member of the Crafton Baptist Church. Betty also worked in prison ministries.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sister Jeannie Gee; and brother-in-law Jerry Gee.

She is survived by her sons, Michael G. Fisher and wife, Kathy L., of Covington and Rickie L. Fisher and wife, Barbara, of Chico; stepchildren Leslie Paul Oates and wife, Denise, of Paradise, Marcie Oates-Hudson and husband, Bobby, of Paradise and Dana Pomerance and husband, Norman, of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren;and one great-granddaughter.

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