Bro. Lee Little Sr. age 85 of Deann, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home.  Bro. Little was born on January 3, 1933 in Okolona, Arkansas to Jessie Elmo and Susy Eddy Gentle Little. He was a self-employed mechanic, a mechanic instructor, a minister and a US Army veteran of the Korea War.  He was a former diesel mechanic instructor for the Red River Vo-tech, co-founder of the Word of Faith in Blevins, AR, a former pastor of the Mariette Church in Okolona, AR, former pastor of the Nashville Community Church, a former owner/operator of Southwest Arkansas Truck & Diesel, and he was a cattle farmer and a row crop farmer.  Bro. Little is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Susy Little, and two brothers-in-law Robert Crawford and Junior Middleton.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years of marriage, Laverne Rowe Little of Deann, his three sons; Lee Little, Jr and wife Vicky of Blevins, John Little and wife, Angela of Texarkana, AR and Jerry Little of Lowell, AR, two daughters; Susan Jane Keith and husband, Gerald of Hot Springs and Sandra Kay Crocker and husband, Harold of Deann, four sisters; Elsie Marie Crawford of Sherwood, Jessie Mae Middleton of Traskwood, Syble Sue Walters, husband Lacey of Camden and Alta Ann Bullock, husband Harold of Ward, AR,  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home 1001 S. Main Hope, AR.

Funeral service, 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James McCain and Bro. Lee Little, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Grove Cemetery in Deann.  Arrangements are by Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, Director.

Online registry: brazzelfuneralhomes.com

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