Oliver Little Jr, 91, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away Wednesday, February 24 at his residence in Mount. Vernon, Illinois.
Little was the son of Oliver Sr. and Dorothy (Dean) Little . On November 12, 1953 he married Delores Fay Fraley in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. until Service Time 10 a.m. Saturday, February 27 in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February, 27 in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Members of the Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors at the Cemetery. Reverend Ron Trotter and Mr. Jim Garrison officiating.
Little is survived by his wife Delores Little of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Four daughters: Robin Lynn Little of Belleville, Illinois, Kathy Sue Maze and husband Scott of Belle Rive, Illinois, Tammy Kay Garrison and husband Jim of Swansea, Illinois, and Rebecca Jane Conner and husband Jerry of Ina, Illinois. Seven grandchildren: Robert Garrison of Belleville, Illinois, Jolissa Lybarger and husband Matt of Salem, Illinois, Lesley Garrison of New York, New York, Joshua Conner and wife Haven of Ina, Illinois, Janie Beth Conner of Ina, Illinois, Kaci Marshel and husband Brent of Fairfield, Illinois, and Karen Shergil and husband Kirby of Myrtle Beach. Six great grandchildren: Haddon Lybarger, Lola Lybarger, Audrey Lybarger, Nathan Conner, Shelby Conner, and Cabren Marshel. Brother: Jackie Little and wife Peggy of Ashland, Kentucky. Three sisters: Myrtle Dorton of Paintsville, Kentucky, Ailene Luxmore of Hi Hat, Kentucky, and Helen Turner of Lexington, Kentucky. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He has preceded in death his parents, one son; Oliver Gregory Little, four brothers; Carl, Mike, William and Paul Little, three sisters; Elsie King, Rosemary Reid, and Gracie Louise Little and one stillborn daughter; Debra Ann Little.
Mr. Little served in the United State Navy from July 1943 to December 1945. He was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church, an avid golfer and a member of United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Little was an electrical maintenance superintendent for Inland Steel.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Logan Street Baptist Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O.Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618)242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com.