John O. Little, Sr.

23 Oct 2019 | 08:42

John O. Little, Sr., of Port Jervis, N.Y., passed away October 22, 2019. in Middletown, N.Y. He was 87.

He was born on September 30, 1932 in Lafayette, N.J., the son of William and Eva Campbell Little.

John retired as a foreman for the Town of Greenville Highway Department after many years of dedicated service.He married Shirley Cosh Little and recently celebrated 66 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, at home; two sons, Tom Little and his wife; Charlene; of South Carolina and Herb Little of Tennessee; his daughter, Renee Little of Port Jervis; his sister, Connie O’Dell and her husband, Sam, of Vernon, N.J.; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Little of Milford, Pa.; his beloved grandchildren, Sara and her husband, Brandon, John III and his wife, Rose, Justin and his fiancée, Kristin, Jordan and his wife, Jules, James and his fiancée, Jaimie, Jennifer, Matt, and Nick; his great-grandson, Colin; his sister-in-law, Rose Stevens of Greenville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

John was pre-deceased by his son, “The Lion Tame," John O. Little, Jr.; his brothers Jim and Herb Little; his sisters Charlotte, Dora, Frances, Alberta; and his step-father Sidney Hodges.

John was an avid bowler. He bowled with the “Thursday Night” Men's League at Minisink Lanes for many years. John was a former coach for the Indians with the Port Jervis Little League and a referee for Pop Warner, Junior Varsity and High School Football. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting with his sons. John was an avid golfer, and after his retirement he enjoyed working his “Dream Job” at the Crystal Springs Golf Course in Hamburg, N.J.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, N.Y. Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Amy Garrett officiating. Cremation will take place at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Eastern Div., 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY.