Eugene Littlefield, 84, of Caseyville, Ill., born June 30, 1931, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Jan. 22, 2016, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his loving family by his side.
Gene proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a longtime member of the Caseyville Memorial VFW Post 1117 in Caseyville, American Legion Post 113 in Granite City and the Caseyville Moose Lodge 4. He was a volunteer Caseyville firefighter for many years before working as a switchman for the railroad. He enjoyed playing softball, bowling, horseshoes, riding his bicycle, and dancing, but his greatest moments were those spent with his family. Gene was a wonderful man whom will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Littlefield was preceded in death by his parents, David Eugene and Lula Mae, nee George, Littlefield; his daughter, Lois Jean Littlefield; five brothers, Melvin, Carlton, Herbert, Doyle and Paul Littlefield; and a sister, Betty Denbow.
Surviving is his loving wife of 37 years, Betty, nee Holt, Littlefield; three daughters, Donna Poindexter, Patricia (Chuck "Mitch" Swan) Parnell, and Mary Kay (Clancy "C.J.") Norberg; his grandchildren, Jason, Bryan, Justin (Ashley), Kaitlyn, Brent, Courtney, and Steven; two great-grandchildren, Blayni and Kannon; a brother, Kenneth Littlefield; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
or Wounded Warrior Project.
Memories and expressions of condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles West officiating. Inurnment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 25, 2016