In Memory

Marcus Earl Little (St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1948

Marcus Earl Little (St Flying Tigers)

Marcus Earl Little

February 25, 1929 - June 7, 2007


Major Marcus Earl Little (USAF Retired), 78, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 in Abilene. Viewing and visitation will be from 4 to 6 PM today, June 10th, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South. His funeral service with the Reverend Joe Welsh officiating will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Little was born on February 25, 1929 in Winters and grew up in Ovalo. He graduated from South Taylor High School in Tuscola in 1948. Mr. Little was a stellar athlete and obtained his college degree through scholarships he received for his outstanding performance in football. He attended Henderson County Jr. College, Stephen F. Austin University and received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from South West Texas State. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Pilot for 28 years spanning the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was awarded the Bronze Star, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 3 Air Medals and numerous Commendation Medals. After retirement from the Air Force he worked as a Commercial pilot until 1989. He was a member of the Ovalo Baptist Church and attended the View Baptist Church.

Mr. Little loved playing with and caring for his children and grandchildren. He took great pride in his family and was always there for them in all they did.

Survivors include his wife, Loys Allmand Little of Abilene; his daughter, Cynthia L. Murphy of Houston; two sons, Mark S. Little of Cypress and Larsen Marcus Little of Houston; two grandchildren, Jade D. Little and Kayleigh N. Murphy; a brother, J.B. Little of Abilene; numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, Cinder.

His wife, Betty Hager Little and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Memorial donations are suggested to Brooke Army Medical Center, Fisher House, Building 3623 George C. Beach Road, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200 or the View Baptist Church, 250 Boynton Rd, Abilene, Texas 79606.

Obituary from Abilene Reporter News, Sunday June 10, 2007