DAVID C. "OTIS" JONESDavid C. “Otis” Jones, 59, of Duluth, passed away peacefully in his beloved 980 Cat loader on Dec. 23, 2013
David C. “Otis” Jones, 59, of Duluth, passed away peacefully in his beloved 980 Cat loader on Dec. 23, 2013.
Otis was born in Duluth on Jan. 15, 1954 to Clinton and Ann Jones. He attended Central High School and worked for several area businesses. Otis worked the last thirty years for Viele Contracting mostly as an operator in the gravel pit. He took his job very seriously and safely and he left this earth doing what he did best. Over the years the friendships grew into something so much more, as he was considered a father, a son and a brother to all at Viele Contracting. He was fun spirited, lived life to the fullest and was compassionate, having a heart of gold. He will be remembered for his contagious and addictive laugh and will be missed more than words can say. Farewell to a great guy as we slowly wave “goodbye.” May you find peace with your journey on that loader in the sky.
He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Tracy.
Otis is survived by his wife Debra; son Bob (Sonja), daughter, Amanda (Josh) Carey; grandchildren, Justin Smith, Whitney, Ryan and Cullen Jones and Aeriana and Barrett Carey; 4 brothers, Alan (Kathy), Jerome (Laura), Kevin (Denise), Paul (Betsy); 1 sister, Karen (OJ) Olson as well as many nieces, nephews extended family members and friends.
GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. memorial service Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Cremation Society of Minnesota Funeral Chapel 4100 Grand Ave. Duluth. A celebration of life will be held at The Other Place Bar and Grill 3930 E. Calvary Rd. Duluth, following the service. Cremation Society of Minnesota 218-624-5200