James Patrick Little passed away August 16, 2019 in Rockport, TX. He was 93 years old. He was born February 1, 1926 in Rockport, TX to Odis and Mary Little.
James proudly served in the US Navy during WWII. He received an Engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma and worked for NASA as an Engineer until his retirement. He was also a member of the Lion’s Club, Aransas County Republican Club, and active in the Tuesday night jam where he loved playing his harmonica.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 + years, Dorothy Jane Elizabeth Little; son, James H. Little; and grandson, James Justin Mayes.
He leaves behind his daughter, Terri Jane Little Setterbo of Fulton, TX, daughter-in-law, Cathy Little of Rockport, TX; grandchildren, John Little of Los Angeles, CA, Eric Little (April) of Oklahoma, Tony Reyes (Ruby) of Corpus Christi, TX, Shenee Setterbo (Adam) of Los Angeles, CA, Jacob Setterbo (Jennifer) of Houston, TX, Josh Setterbo (Sydney) of Seattle, WA, Ben Setterbo (Lauren) of San Antonio, TX, and Naeda Setterbo of Austin, TX; and12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2 PM at Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes in Rockport, TX. Burial will be private.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to a scholarship fund honoring his late son, James H. Little. Donations may be sent to the Aransas County Republican Party, P.O. Box 2296, Fulton, TX 78358, noting the James H. Little scholarship fund.
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Arrangements entrusted to: Charlie Marshall Funeral Home and Crematory
814 E. Main • Rockport, Texas 78382 • 361-729-2451