Don  Little

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Donald Laverne Little, 84, of Reeds, MO, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born April 28, 1935, in Webster County Missouri, to Andrew Jackson Little and Gladys Leon (Parscale) Little and was the fifth of 13 children.
Don graduated from Conway High School in 1953. He was a carpenter by trade and joined the Carpenter's Union in 1962. He received his 50-year recognition in 2012. Don was a member of the Avilla United Methodist Church and a founding member of their men's prayer breakfast. Don also served on the Avilla School Board.
He enjoyed his life, raising cattle, growing fescue seed, traveling, fishing, hunting, gardening, music, telling stories of his childhood and family history. Most of all, he loved his wife, family and his Savior.
On December 22, 1962, Don married Barbara Fasken Anderson. They lived in the Wichita, KS area until December 1968, when they moved to their current home. Barbara survives.
Don is survived by three children, Donald Anderson (Emma), Dee Ann Nichols (Donald), and Susan Smith; eight grandchildren, Derek Dahlman, Zane Anderson, Samantha Nichols, Chet Nichols, Lauren Rector, Roberto Ayala, Rene Ayala and Brian Ayala; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five siblings, Jack Little (Judy), Leona Copeland Wiley, Grace McCormick, Ann Wheeler (Dale) and Jean Young (John); along with a host of other family and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, J.D. Little, Howard Little, Perry Little, Glen Little, Wayne Little and Robert Little; one sister, Mary Foley; and one grandson, Orin Nichols.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fasken Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Team Boys Ranch, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to
www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
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