Patti K. Oates, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home. She was born on Saturday, December 9, 1944 in Quanah, Texas.
Patti worked in the real estate business for over 40 years, owning and operating Vision Realty in Mena for the past 30 years. Prior to that Patti worked as a mortgage broker, owner of a real estate development firm that specialized in condo conversions and operated a property management company that managed over 5000 rentals. Patti was the recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout her real estate career.
Patti loved her family and especially her grandchildren. For Patti, her work was something she enjoyed most of all and it gave her great pleasure to assist those new to the real estate industry to get a start and become successful. In her spare time Patti enjoyed life on the farm tending to her flower gardens and her animals. Patti was of Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Beatrice King Nuss and Edmund Nuss.
Patti is survived by her husband David Oates of Hatfield; her daughter, Teri Jones of Roanoke, Texas and her husband Kevin; John Oates of Austin Texas and his wife Sara; her brother Michael Nuss of Haslett, Texas; five grandchildren, Nathan Jones and Aaron Jones both of Roanoke, Texas and Eli Oates, Zillie Oates and Van Oates all of Austin, Texas; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives. Patti was especially grateful for the presence of her cousin, Susan Burt of Amarillo, Texas and her childhood, life-long friend Margaret Yoes who came to be with her near the end. She was enormously thankful for the efforts of her assistant and loving friend Diana Dugan who kept the business going during Patti’s absence.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas, P.O. Box 845, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or to Special Olympics, c/o Diana Dugan, P.O. Box 192 Mena, Arkansas 71953.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com