MILO — Home Going Celebration for Otto Brown Jr., 59, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Jehovah Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Jehovah Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Army.
Otto Brown Jr. was born on Feb. 17, 1957, in Milo,  to Otto Brown Sr. and Lillie (Martin) Brown.
He attended school at Graham in Milo, and Murray State College. Otto proudly served in the United States Army for four years.
Prior to his home going, Otto was a loyal and dedicated employee with Best Buy for 23 years. Otto also enjoyed his career and especially his co-workers.
Otto was united in holy matrimony to Taeartie Lynn Raymond on June 19, 1997. Otto Jr. was a very kind and sweet person. He never met a stranger that he didn’t share a smile with. Otto loved his family; cherished his brothers and sisters and especially his wife and children, who were his life. He was a man who loved dogs, gardening, fishing, Western Movies, reading the daily paper and watching Wheel of Fortune.
Otto was preceded in death by his parents, Lillie and Otto Brown Sr.; two grandchildren, Jada and Tyrese Mayfield. On Thursday, Aug. 11 the sun forever set on his life on earth, as he laid down this old house of clay.
He leaves to forever cherish his memory a wife, Taeartie Brown; daughter, Shantay Mayfield and husband, Byron and granddaughter, Lyric Mayfield of Killeen, Texas; a son, Eddie Roberts and wife, Lakisha and grandson, Ryan Roberts of Fort Worth, Texas; and a son, Chase Kern of Oklahoma City. Otto had four children that he loved and raised as his own, Terravique Smith and Terrance of Memphis, Tenn., Andrico Raymond of the home, Itasca Thompson of Dallas, and Scottra Jones of Ardmore. Otto had two grandsons, Demestra and Michail that he adored. Otto has a total of 12 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Otto Brown Jr. loved his siblings and leaves to forever cherish his memory, five sisters, Daphne Brown of Las Vegas, Barbara Kirby and husband, Sylvester of Kansas City, Mo., Kathy Vaden and husband, Billy of Kansas City, Mo., Emma Fuller and husband, Bennie of Oklahoma City, and Cheryl R. Hansbrough and husband, James; four brothers, Raydell Brown of Marietta, Larry Brown and wife, Kathron of Milo, Ronald Brown and wife, Evelyn of Arkansas, and Paul Brown of Oklahoma City.
“Siblings are one of the best things our parents bring in our life. They are our first friends.”
A sibling is your ONLY enemy you can’t live without.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.