Jan 26, 1927 - May 3, 2013 EDMOND Longtime, well-known Edmond resident, Neal Little, left us, surrounded by family and loved ones, to be with his Lord and Savior on May 3, 2013. Neal was the seventh child born to Ivy and Lucy Little and reared in Heavener, OK. Mid-year of his senior year in high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served 18 months as a Seaman First Class on the Island of Guam in 1945-46. After Military separation, he attended OU for two years, then graduated from Draughons Business School with a degree in Business. In March 1947, he married Matha Stout; six children were born to them. Neal worked at various employments before moving to Edmond in 1962. Neal was a very civic-minded person and was involved in many activities in Edmond. He had a Tax Practice and the Edmond Downtown Auto Tag Agency, 1969-2002, when he retired. Neal was a Charter Member of the Edmond Lions Club, where he held many offices. He served at Breakfast on Boulevard, Hope Center, Keep Edmond Beautiful and many other civic activities until his illness in May 2012. He also received the Edmond Historical Society Roll of Honor Award. Tuesday mornings at Jimmy's Egg was a special time to meet with fellow Christian Brothers for breakfast and devotion. Weekday mornings, he would meet with another special group for coffee at Around the Corner restaurant. Neal was a longtime member of the Okie "A" Model A Club. In June 2005, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Boyer. Neal was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; three sisters; and his youngest daughter, Vicki. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; children and their spouses, Sharon and Scott Duffner, Debi and Tim Moore, Cleveland, Wesley, and Michael Little; two brothers, Wendell and Betty Little, and Oren Little; sister, Iva Lou and Gilbert Scrivner; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two stepsons and spouses, four step-grandchildren and spouses; many relatives and a host of special friends. Neal was a very caring and loving person. Neal gave his life to his Lord and Savior in 1965 and lived it faithfully until his death. The family wishes to thank Epworth Villa, Quality Life Hospice and the special nurses and aides that cared for Neal while he was there. Services will be held at the Oakdale Baptist Church on Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m., under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church Building Fund or the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation.
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Matthews Funeral Home
601 South Kelly Avenue Edmond, OK 73003
Published in The Oklahoman on May 6, 2013