Ronald “Ronnie” Rudy Little, 77, a former Crossett resident, passed away on February 4, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.
He was born on January 11, 1941 in El Dorado and was the son of the late Rudolph “Rudy” Harvey Little and Mary Ruth Nelson Little.
Mr. Little was a 1958 graduate of Crossett High School in 1958 and attended Henderson State University and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. On November 1, 1964, he married the love of his life, Tommie Lou Reid Little of El Dorado. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and a member of the First Baptist Church of Rogers. He served in the Army National Guard for 6 years.
He was known for his quick wit, his funny phrases and his tall tales many of which will live on for decades. He had many hobbies including coin collecting, music , a love of antique cars and a passion for meeting new people and travel. One of his favorite songs was “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Hank Snow. His family is comforted in knowing heaven will be another destination for him and where he will spend eternal glory.
Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Tommie Little; his daughter, Jana Little Neal (Mike) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his son, Jeff Reid Little (Jennifer ) of Rogers; and four grandchildren, Cambridge Ruth Neal, Caroline Reid Neal, Chandler Nicole Little and Cameron Todd Little.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett on Monday, February 12, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Strong Cemetery in Strong with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating.
Pallbearers are Jimmy Woods, Scott Gulledge, Mark Jordan, Justin Green, Mike Rockett and FBC. Honorary pallbears include Bobby Martin, Roy Hornbuckle, Britt Synco, Pedro Smith, Phillip Pennington, Mike McDaniels, and Rusty Baldwin.
Memorials may by made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.