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Jones Sr.

Jones, Otis Sr.,

Passed away on December 27th, 2020 at the age of 81.  Loving husband of Shirley (nee Curtis) for 55 years.  Proud dad of Randi (Worrel) Russell, Kim Curtis, Otis (Maria) Jones Jr, and Anthony Dexter-Jones.  Grandpa of Lyryan Russell, Toni (Jacob) Russell-Hill, Rudolph (Terrell) Russell III, Korey Henry, Michael (Melissa) Viloria, and Christian (Lourdes) Viloria.  Great-grandpa of Jacob Hill, Julius Viloria, and Lyryan Hernandez-Russell.  Brother of Charles Jones and Benjamin Johnson.  Otis also leaves behind his beloved dog Jackson.  Preceded in death by his father Charles Jones, his mother Vassar Johnson-Jones, his sisters Luvenia Clay, Ernestine Shipmon, and Jessie Mack Andrews, and brothers Harold Johnson and Edward Johnson.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Private services including military honors will be held at his place of rest, Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Otis served honorably in the US Army, and worked as a detective for the Milwaukee County Sheriff for 29 years.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling, boxing, swimming, basketball, track, baseball (he was an All-City center fielder), and gambling in Las Vegas.

Otis was a member of the Masons, Y’s Men’s Club, American Legion, and the Sheriff Association.


  1. Mark Plennes January 1, 2021 at 9:17 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Shirley and Ottis Jones family.. I had the pleasure of working with Ottis as his partner in the MCSO Detective Bureau. Detective Jones was a dedicated office who treated everyone with dignity and respect. We were all proud of his military service. Ottis often talked about his loving wife Shirley and children. I always enjoyed the phone conversations we had after our retirement talking about all the interesting and funny things that we experienced on the job. Ottis God bless you and your family..

  2. Warren Radtke January 1, 2021 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Otis was one of the BEST I had the honor of working with at MCSO
    Rest in peace O.J.

  3. Rudy Gudgeon January 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    My sympathies to the Jones family. I enjoyed working with Otis at the 84th Division of the US Army Reserves. Otis encouraged me to pursue a career in law enforcement- which I have since retired from. He was a great man and mentor. I’ was saddened to hear about his passing.

  4. Charlene Lovett January 3, 2021 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Otis Jones Sr., otherwise known to me as Uncle Otis, always had a joke or prank up his sleeve!
    Uncle Otis was my introduction into the MPD. When I informed him that I had applied to MPD he had more stories than I had time to listen to……and he knew EVERYBODY!!!
    To my family, please know that Dwight and I love you all and will continue in prayer.
    God bless and keep you through these trying times.

  5. Renee Hackett January 3, 2021 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Giving my deepest condolences to my family-Aunt Sherly, cousins- Randi, Kim, Otis Jr. and Anthony. My heart is heavy, yet at peace knowing Uncle Otis is no longer in pain. I will keep all the wonderful memories of love, laughter and everyday knowledge with me always.
    Love and miss you Uncle Otis- Robert, Renee, Amari, Kiara and Laila

  6. Ashley Frye January 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Keeping our family in our thoughts and prayers during this time! Uncle Otis had everyone smiling and laughing whenever he was around you! You will be missed and are loved!
    Love- Johnny, Ashley and Ace Frye

  7. Kim January 3, 2021 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I would like to thank everyone that has posted their beautiful memories of my dad and the kind words they had for him . I’m truly going to miss my dad and my best friend . I loved him so much,

  8. Joy Parks January 4, 2021 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Uncle Otis was the life of the card table with tricks and jokes to share with all. I will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to all who knew him as I know he left you with fond memories. Lance and I send love to you all family! ~Joy and Lance Parks

  9. Sharon L Williams January 4, 2021 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Sending prayers and hug to Aunt Shirley , and cousin Randi, Otis Jr. , Kim, and Anthony. Uncle Otis will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.. Praying with you and for you love you all Sharon williams

  10. Maxcine Malone January 4, 2021 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Sending condolences and prayers to Shirley and Chuck as well as the entire Jones family. May God continue to bless you.

  11. Rexanne Andrews January 4, 2021 at 11:02 am - Reply

    My sincere condolences to the family. Uncle Otis was always ready to bring the fun with jokes (Rated R) and lot’s of laughs. Your joyful spirit and smile will be missed. Loving memories always.

  12. Amari Hackett January 4, 2021 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I’m still trying to figure out that coin trick you showed me all these years ago! Thank you for all the great conversations and hilarious jokes. Forever in my heart!

  13. Tarmika Johnson-Parker January 4, 2021 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Rest peacefully in Heaven Unc! I’ll always love you & I’ll definitely never forget you.

  14. Whitney Bufford March 23, 2021 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Rest peacefully uncle , love you dearly.
    Your great niece Whitney

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