Mr. Charles Abbott Little, 85, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Starkville Manor.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.
Visitation will be held 1-3p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the church.
Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Little was born in Framingham, Mass. and grew up in Winthrop, Mass.
He graduated from Lowell Textile Institute in Lowell, Mass. as a textile design engineer and embarked upon a career that took him to numerous assignments before settling in Starkville with Lockport Felt in 1973. He completed his career with Arnold Industries.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as Radarman Third Class. His various talents and interests included singing, theatre, camping, hiking and photography. He served as treasurer in the local Audubon Society and participated in numerous bird counts, particularly at Noxubee Refuge. He was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection as a choir member and lay reader.
Mr. Little took great pride in his family.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Robie Little; five children and their spouses, Kathy (Jim) Walch of Fairfield, Ohio, Kenneth (Marie) Little of Marietta, Ga., Charlotte (Julio) Rivera of Clarksville, Tenn., Bob (Amy) Little of Guinea, West Africa and Margaret (Doug) Blitch of Middleburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Building Fund at 105 North Montgomery Street, Starkville, MS 39759.
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