Otis Noble Jr.

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Otis Noble Jr., 71, son of Ruby Wheeler and Otis Noble, Sr., of Chicago, IL, made his transition to the Lord on Feb. 5, 2019.

Otis is survived by his wife, Alice, of 52 years; daughters, Deotis Noble, Simone (Noble) Smith and husband Rev. Byron Smith; son Otis Noble III and wife Dr. Safiya Noble; and daughter Nicole Noble-Pruitt and husband Troy Pruitt.

He leaves many loving grandchildren behind Cree Noble, Jylian McQuown, Chloe Smith, Jazmine Smith, McKenna Pruitt, Quinlan Pruitt, Nico Noble and Stanley Smith.

He also leaves behind his beloved siblings, Larraine, Lawrence and Patricia, and a host of cherished nieces and nephews.

In 1966, Otis married Alice Powell, and joined the United States Air Force. Together they journeyed from country to county and lived at various Air Force bases around the world. Their first station, after giving birth to Deotis in Chicago, was Michigan, where they gave birth to Simone.

They moved overseas to Italy, where Alice gave birth to Otis in Germany. Their next adventure was to Maryland, where they gave birth to Nicole, and then they moved on to Kansas, while Otis served in Thailand.

Finally, they made their way to Mississippi, and eventually, Otis and Alice retired at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois, where they raised their family and became active in the local community.

They joined Cannan Missionary Baptist Church shortly thereafter. Alice is currently a member of Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, and has been supported by Salem Baptist Church where her son-in-law is a minister.

Otis loved watching science fiction movies, reading, playing with his grandchildren, telling phenomenal stories about his family and friends, and trips to Chicago with his life-long love, Alice. Those who knew and loved Otis remember his generous smile, friendly conversations and his love for the City of Chicago and all Chicago sports teams.

Services were held on Feb. 11, 2019, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Otis was laid to rest by the military at the Danville National Cemetery.

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