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David Little, 69 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Alliance Health of Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Elmwood Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the United States Army. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

David Carlton Little was born on August 30, 1947 in Martin, Tennessee; he was the son of Harley and Dorothy (Verdell) Little. David grew up in Greenfield, Tennessee and graduated from Greenfield High School. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 28, 1968 and served his country as a Specialist 5 in Vietnam. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 1st Artillery and received a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, two overseas Service Bars, the National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, and the Purple Heart. David was Honorably Discharged on April 28, 1970.

He was united in marriage to Dona Schaffner on November 25, 1970 in Duncan, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Duncan and later moved to Liberal, Kansas, before settling in Woodward. David worked for 27 years for a Field Engineer for Halliburton and also 16 years in the produce department at Wal-Mart.

David was a member of the Elks Lodge for 27 years, a Life Member of the DAV, VVA, the VFW, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. David always looked forward to his visits with he and Dona's Circle Park friends and his visits with Merrel Branstetter. David was also a 15 year Volunteer with the Northwest Domestic Crisis Center.

He is survived by his wife Dona Little of the home; one son, Dr. Danny Little and wife Rebekah of Temple, Texas; one daughter Kristi Little APRN of Yukon; four grandchildren, Sam, Seth, Cody, and Claire Little; one brother William Little and wife Betty Lou of Tennessee; two sisters, Vicki and Bert Jones of Tennessee and Teresa Sprouse of Tennessee; other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodward Fire and Ambulance Department with the funeral home accepting the contributions on behalf of the family.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on February 10, 2017
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