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Celebrating the life of
Willaim Little, Jr.
March 29, 1930 - March 11, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • St. Lukes Methodist Church
  • 3471 Westheimer (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77027

  • (713) 622-5710

Our hearts go out to you as you mourn. It is our sincere hope that you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Marzie and Dick Bailey, Houston, TX

Our thoughts are with you… In this time of reflection… I have a candle lit at our Lady of Grace Church in San Antonio for the Little Family.

Deb Bolner Prost, San Antonio, Tx

Helen: Our deepest sympathy to you and your precious family in the death of Bill. We will not be able to attend the Memorial service, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Emma and Wiley Haas

Emma and Wiley Haas, Conroe, , TX

Helen: Joe and I are saddened by Bill's death. We think of his patience and support for you during many Lamar H.S. reunions. Joe and I were also at Fort Belvoir (May-September, 1957). We think of you often, and send our condolences on Bill's death. Love, Marialice ("Bennie") and Joe

"Bennie" and Joe Shaffer, Lakeway, TX

My Condolences to Helen and the rest of the Family, for we will miss a great Husband,Father and Grandfather . The short time I knew Mr. Little he was a Master Builder and a well known Enginneer as I saw some of the Projects he took on in his younger days, as well as sharing some Electrical experience s with him at his Hill country home. Now it's Gods turn with him in Heaven as we all miss him here on earth we pray now. God bless Helen and the rest of the family as we mourn over BILL- May he Rest in peace.

William Moeller, Gardenridge , Tx.

William (Bill) Little, Jr., P.E. was born to William and Dorothy Little on March 29, 1930 in Plainfield, NJ and passed away on March 11, 2016 in Houston, TX. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was well known for his extreme work ethic and devotion to family and friends.
A few of his early hobbies and relationships resulted in forming the foundation for his eventual career in construction. He had a passion for electricity, mechanical operations and learning from various mentors in the lumber and concrete testing businesses. At the age of 10, he turned his electrical wiring hobby into a business and founded his own electrical repair company. A few years later, he was building elaborate cages to house his homing pigeons which he would take to the Jersey shore to release and track back home.
Bill graduated from Plainfield High School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VA Tech) in Blacksburg, VA. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and was a member of Chi Epsilon and Scabbard and Blade Honor Societies. After graduation, he was stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA before being deployed with the Corp of Engineers for Southern Greenland where he worked with the U.S. Air Force on their projects.
After his tour in Greenland he married his college sweetheart, Helen Koehler Little, his wife of 60 years. They were married at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Houston. During their first years of marriage, they lived on the east coast while he worked for Haller Testing Laboratories. In 1960, they moved to Houston, TX where he began his construction career.
As a Master Builder and Officer for D.E. Harvey Builders, his main projects included Galleria Houston, Post Oak Tower, Post Oak Central, Midland National Bank, 3D International Tower, 2 Galleria Tower Dallas, Galleria Dallas, Alley Theater Garage, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems NASA Houston , Continental Airlines 777 Hanger, Plaza Lofts Austin, Warwick Post Oak Hotel, Baylor Alkek Tower – Houston Medical Center. He also consulted and advised on many other structures and projects. He was an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and family to their home in the Hill Country and to many destinations around the world. He is survived by his wife Helen; children Karen Preis (Rex), Linda Brown, William Little III (Lisa) and Julie Little; grandchildren Katie & Riley Preis, Lauren & Weston Brown, Alex & Mackenzie Little.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Rd 77027, on Thursday, March 17 at eleven o’clock in the morning in the church sanctuary. A private family burial will be held earlier that morning. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s UMC Houston or the American Diabetes Association.

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Our hearts go out to you as you mourn. It is our sincere hope that you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Marzie and Dick Bailey, Houston, TX

Our thoughts are with you… In this time of reflection… I have a candle lit at our Lady of Grace Church in San Antonio for the Little Family.

Deb Bolner Prost, San Antonio, Tx

Helen: Our deepest sympathy to you and your precious family in the death of Bill. We will not be able to attend the Memorial service, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Emma and Wiley Haas

Emma and Wiley Haas, Conroe, , TX

Helen: Joe and I are saddened by Bill's death. We think of his patience and support for you during many Lamar H.S. reunions. Joe and I were also at Fort Belvoir (May-September, 1957). We think of you often, and send our condolences on Bill's death. Love, Marialice ("Bennie") and Joe

"Bennie" and Joe Shaffer, Lakeway, TX

My Condolences to Helen and the rest of the Family, for we will miss a great Husband,Father and Grandfather . The short time I knew Mr. Little he was a Master Builder and a well known Enginneer as I saw some of the Projects he took on in his younger days, as well as sharing some Electrical experience s with him at his Hill country home. Now it's Gods turn with him in Heaven as we all miss him here on earth we pray now. God bless Helen and the rest of the family as we mourn over BILL- May he Rest in peace.

William Moeller, Gardenridge , Tx.

Candle tribute lit by Ed & Dottie Cordes — South Carolina


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