Name: Paul Duke LITTLE
Given Name: Paul Duke
Birth: 23 Dec 1937 in Kilgore, Rusk County, Texas 1 2
Death: 5 Apr 2009 in Panhandle, Carson County, Texas 3
Change Date: 7 Apr 2012 at 01:00:00|
Father: Joseph Angus LITTLE b: 14 May 1909 in , , Arkansas
Mother: Woody Pauline HART b: 28 Aug 1913 in , , Arkansas
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- Title: Family Records: Joslin, Janiece Little
Author: Joslin, Janiece Little
Publication: E-mail message received from Janiece Joslin November 2003
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Note: Source Citation: Newspaper: Amarillo Daily News; Publication Date: 8 Apr 2009; Publication Place: Amarillo, TX, USA.
NHANDLE - Paul Duke Little, 71, died Sunday, April 5, 2009.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in First Christian Church with Larry Perkins and Leonard Harper officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Paul Duke Little was born Dec. 23, 1937, in Kilgore to Joe and Pauline Little. He attended school in Laird Hill, Coke and Pleasant Grove and graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1956. He served in the National Guard then joined the Air Force in March 1957. He was a jet mechanic, worked mostly on B-47s and was stationed at the Amarillo Air Force Base.
He married Joyce Ussery on Dec. 25, 1957, and they celebrated 51 years together. They have two daughters, Charlotte and Karen, who were brought up in Panhandle. Panhandle was Paul's first assignment as a highway patrol officer after finishing his training at the Department of Public Safety Academy. The family loved the Panhandle climate and friendly people, and made their home in Panhandle.
He loved to work on cars and restored several classic automobiles. He retired from the Cargray Gas Processing Plant after 28 years. He loved to ride motorcycles and really hated when he had to give up riding. He used to love to take the grandchildren for rides. After retirement, he loved to meet his friends every day at the Dairy Queen for coffee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bobby, Jackie, and David; his parents-in-law, Julius and Martha Ussery; and Bill Parsons, a longtime friend.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; two daughters, Charlotte Little of Panhandle and Karen Mitchner and husband Jim of Mountain Home, Ark.; two grandchildren, Zachary Zamora and wife Brandy of Amarillo and Rachel Spohn of Panhandle; two great-grandsons, Aiden Paul Spohn and Elias James Zamora; a sister, Janiece Joslin and husband Joe Don of Sulpher Bluff; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Little of Winnsboro; a brother-in-law, James Ussery and wife Diane of Mineola; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018; or BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105; or a favorite charity.
Amarillo Globe-News, April 8, 2009