Robert W. Little age 84, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:40 A.M. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Robert was born November 4, 1929 in Cheshire-Gallia County, Ohio.
Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gayle G. Little whom he married September 17, 1962; children, Robert Little Jr. & Nancy Rivers of Fairfield, Ohio and Shari L. & Paul Creech of Wilmington, Ohio; grandson, Ryan E. & Melody Creech of Williamsburg, Kentucky; brothers, Gregory P. Little of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and Foster & Lettie Little of Harlingen, Texas; sisters-in-law, Debra J. Little of St. Charles, Missouri and Linda Little of Lebanon, Ohio; and 13 nieces and nephews, 20 great-nieces and nephews and 3 great-great nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and step parents, Foster & Agnes Little, Effie & Ernest Nitz and Henry Penfound; brothers and sisters, Hilah F. Glandon, Eugenia Pearl Little, Shirley Little, Charles A. Little and Keith A. Little; brother-in-law, Ovid L. Glandon; and niece, Andrea Little Streicher.
Robert served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Robert retired in 1994 from Primex in Richmond, Indiana where he was an industrial electrician. Robert was a Police Officer in Loraine, Ohio for 6 years, worked for John Manville in Richmond for 15 years and Envirotech in Richmond for 16 years. Robert was a member of the West Manchester United Methodist Church where he formerly served as President of the Board of Trustees. Robert formerly served on the West Manchester Village Council; former President of the West Manchester Lions Club; former Trustee for the North Central Rescue Squad for 15 years and was formerly President of the Board for 10 years. Robert was a life member and former Commander of the West Manchester American Legion Post#665 and life member of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Association.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Terry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Wares Chapel Cemetery in Preble County with Military Honors conducted by the Preble County Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the West Manchester United Methodist Church Building Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com