Joseph L. Oatis HPROA Member, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011. He joined Police Academy Class number 43 on February 2, 1970. He served for over 30 years and retired on June 29, 1990. During his career, he had been assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, Northwest Division, Narcotics Division, Emergency Communications Division, North Division, and Narcotics Division and retired while assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division. Officer Oatis is survived by his wife, Tammie Felchak-Oatis, daughter, Dana Oatis and son, Michael Oatis.
The body is entrusted with Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77081, telephone number (713) 862-8844. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, February 27, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Rosary will be held during the visitation beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4419 North Main Street, Houston, Texas on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Chappell Hill, Texas.