John Grier Little Jr.

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John Grier Little Jr. of Granbury passed away in Granbury on Dec. 20, 2012 at the age of 74 after an extended illness.

Memorial service: John has donated his body to the University of Texas Medical School for research. A very casual memorial service for family and friends celebrating John’s life was held at Wiley’s Funeral Home in Granbury Texas at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.

John was born March 20, 1938 in Andrews and had lived on the family farm in Bosque and Somervell counties for the past 20 years after retiring from the aviation industry as a numerical programmer. After playing in the Red Raider band and obtaining his degree in Business from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, John entered the Navy and served on the USS Saratoga. John was an accomplished musician and spent his spare time playing in local country western bands for a number of years.

John is preceded in death by his father and adopted mother, Dr. John G. and Dorothy Little of Granbury and brother-in-law Russell Wayne Pruitt of Granbury. John’s mother Margaret Nichols passed away when John was 10 months old in Andrews.

Survivors: John is survived by his sister Sue Pruitt of Granbury; sister Sherry and husband Robert J. Walker of The Woodlands; and niece and nephew Kaitlyn and Austin Walker also of The Woodlands, along with cousins Jane and husband Gerald Creasy of Conroe; Jim Bill Little and wife Nancy of Big Spring; Jack Little and wife Gayle of Austin; Larry Walden and wife Debra of St. Francisville, La.; and Terry Walden and wife Linda also of St. Francisville, La.

Arrangements were by Wiley Funeral Home.