Effert Little, 83, of 2208 Kensington Drive in St. Marys, OH died 9:50 p.m. Wednesday January 31, 2018 at his residence.
He was born November 18, 1934 in Wheelwright, KY to Perry and Lily (Ward) Little.
On February 13, 1960 he married Faye Preston, who survives.
Also survived by: daughter Kimberly (Steve) Irons of St. Marys, OH
daughter Meredith (Jim) Speckman of St. Marys, OH
son Brian (Missy) Little of St. Marys, OH
7 grandchildren: Samantha Irons, Kile Irons, Dan (Katlyn) Speckman, Ashley Speckman, Mitchell (Kendra) Speckman, Jacob Little, Sara Little
great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Speckman, Henry Speckman, Dominik Speckman (due in April)
brother-in-law Clarence (Sue) Preston of Ypsilanti, MI
sister-in-law Kathy Preston of Somerset, KY
Preceded in death by: parents Perry and Lily Little; brother Charles Little; half-brother Harlan Little; half-sister Mary Bentley; parents-in-law Earnest and Lilla Preston; brother-in-law David Preston; sister-in-law Peggy Robinette
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Effert was a retired production employee from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in St. Marys.
He was a member of Mercer Lodge F & AM # 121, a life member of American Legion Post # 323 and was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel.
He enjoyed sports, woodworking and was meticulous about the appearance of his vehicles. More than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Rites are scheduled to begin 11:00 a.m. Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Miller Funeral Home 165 Celina Road (Ohio 703 Chapel) in St. Marys, with Pastor Harold Leiss officiating.
Burial, with full graveside military honors, will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: St. Marys Tailgate For Cancer; Grand Lake Hospice or American Legion Post # 323.
Condolences may be expressed to his family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net