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 Jack Little

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Jack Little

Birth
DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida, USA
Death
24 Jan 2012 (aged 85)
DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida, USA
Burial
Point Washington, Walton County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID
83983674 View Source

Jack Little, 85, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2012, in Healthmark Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1926, the son of George Ernest and Nora Dillard Little. After graduation from Walton High School with the Class of 1944 he joined the U.S. Navy the next day. When his tour of duty was completed he returned to DeFuniak Springs, where he was employed with Fisher Hardware Co. for 10 years until he took a job as a salesclerk with Wise Department Store. Most will remember Jack Little in his elected position as Walton County Tax Collector, a position he held 32 years. He was a member of DeFuniak Springs Lodge 170 F&AM and a member of the DeFuniak Springs Kiwanis Club, serving as president from 1966 to 1967. In later years, his was a familiar face at Healthmark Regional Medical Center, where he served tirelessly with the hospital auxiliary.
Jack and his wife, Reacy, enjoyed spending a lot of time in their retirement at Eastern Lake, most of the time returning to DeFuniak Springs on Sundays where they sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church and where Jack served as secretary for the Busy Men's Sunday School Class. Until ill health prevailed, Jack and Reacy could be found most early mornings "walking" the lake yard, oftentimes in opposite directions. Jack Little was a frugal man and ran the Walton County Tax Collector's office that way too, until big government came along and swelled the cost of "doing the people's business" to the enormous size it is today as mandated by State law. A portrait of Jack Little hangs in the new Walton County Courthouse Tax Collector's Office, a constant reminder of years of dedicated public service.
He was predeceased by their son, Jeffrey Morgan Little. Among survivors are his wife, Reacy Morgan Little; his son, Ken, and wife, Margaret Ellen "Gator" Little; his sisters, Grace, and husband, Hugh Marse, of Point Washington, and Anita Tankersley and husband, Tim Peaco, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; grandchildren, John Morgan, Judith Kathryn and James Robert; and nieces and nephews.

Jack Little, 85, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2012, in Healthmark Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1926, the son of George Ernest and Nora Dillard Little. After graduation from Walton High School with the Class of 1944 he joined the U.S. Navy the next day. When his tour of duty was completed he returned to DeFuniak Springs, where he was employed with Fisher Hardware Co. for 10 years until he took a job as a salesclerk with Wise Department Store. Most will remember Jack Little in his elected position as Walton County Tax Collector, a position he held 32 years. He was a member of DeFuniak Springs Lodge 170 F&AM and a member of the DeFuniak Springs Kiwanis Club, serving as president from 1966 to 1967. In later years, his was a familiar face at Healthmark Regional Medical Center, where he served tirelessly with the hospital auxiliary.
Jack and his wife, Reacy, enjoyed spending a lot of time in their retirement at Eastern Lake, most of the time returning to DeFuniak Springs on Sundays where they sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church and where Jack served as secretary for the Busy Men's Sunday School Class. Until ill health prevailed, Jack and Reacy could be found most early mornings "walking" the lake yard, oftentimes in opposite directions. Jack Little was a frugal man and ran the Walton County Tax Collector's office that way too, until big government came along and swelled the cost of "doing the people's business" to the enormous size it is today as mandated by State law. A portrait of Jack Little hangs in the new Walton County Courthouse Tax Collector's Office, a constant reminder of years of dedicated public service.
He was predeceased by their son, Jeffrey Morgan Little. Among survivors are his wife, Reacy Morgan Little; his son, Ken, and wife, Margaret Ellen "Gator" Little; his sisters, Grace, and husband, Hugh Marse, of Point Washington, and Anita Tankersley and husband, Tim Peaco, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; grandchildren, John Morgan, Judith Kathryn and James Robert; and nieces and nephews.


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  • Created by: Ron Altman
  • Added: 25 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 83983674
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83983674/jack-little: accessed ), memorial page for Jack Little (13 Jun 1926–24 Jan 2012), Find a Grave Memorial ID 83983674, citing Point Washington Community Cemetery, Point Washington, Walton County, Florida, USA; Maintained by Ron Altman (contributor 46953862).