Dr. George Walton Little, longtime Gainesville Family Practice Physician, passed away Friday, October 26 at his summer home in Jacksonville Beach, FL. He was 84.

Dr. Little is survived by his wife of thirty seven years, Trudy Gies Little and his three daughters, Arlyne Little Gemmell of Gainesville, FL, Amy Louise Little of Charlottesville, VA, and Abby Little Barger and husband Doug of Littleton, CO. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Kaitlyn Gemmell of Gainesville, FL, Michael Gemmell of Grand Junction, Colorado and Miles Schwab of Jacksonville, FL.

Born in Dallas, Texas Dr. Little was the third of five children of Charles Douglas Little and Daisy O'Neal Little. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Charles, Tom and Ed and sister Vivian.

Dr. Little graduated from the University of Florida in 1956 with a degree in Pharmacy. He then returned to the university for medical school and graduated in 1966. After an internship at Mound Park Hospital in St Petersburg, FL he began his practice in Gainesville. He retired in 1998. He loved being a family doctor and even in retirement he looked forward to seeing and visiting with his former patients.

Dr. Little was a member of the American Medical Association, The Florida Medical Association, and the Alachua County Medical Society. He was Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was a founding board member of both the Oak Hall School in Gainesville and The Bridge House, now known as The Sid Martin Bridge House in Gainesville.

Dr. Little was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed going to football, basketball and baseball games. He was a longtime member of the Quarterback Club. He traveled widely and enjoyed playing golf and duplicate bridge. He also particularly loved playing fetch with his dog Tucker.

The family will receive friends at the WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville on Thursday, November 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Please come and share your memories. Cremation will be handled by Williams Thomas. Burial will be private. The family asks that anyone who wishes to offer a memorial please donate to a Hospice of their choice.




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Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2012