The Edmond Sun

May 6, 2013

Neal Little


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Long time, well known Edmond resident, Neal Little left us on May 3, 2013, surrounded by family and loved ones, to be with his Lord and Savior. Neal was the seventh child born to Ivy and Lucy Little and was reared in Heavener, Okla.  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 graduation from Draughn’s Business School with a degree in business.  

    In March 1947 he married Matha Stout and six children were born to them.  Neal worked at various employments before moving to Edmond in 1962.  He 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 from 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.  Week day mornings he would meet with another special group for coffee at Around the Corner restaurant.  Neal was a long time member of the Okie A’s Model A Club.   June 2005 he married the love of his life, Dorothy Boyer.

    Neal was preceded in death by his parents, 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 and eight great-grandchildren; two step-sons and spouses, four step grandchildren and spouses, many relatives, and a host of special friends.

    Neal was a very caring and loving person. He gave his life to his Lord and Savior in 1965 and lived it faithfully until his death.

    The family thanks Epworth Villa, Quality Life Hospice and the special nurses and aides that cared for Neal while he was there.

    Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Oakdale Baptist Church under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation service.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church Building Fund or the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation.