Billy Little Obituary, Death- Billy “Bill” Eugene Little, 75, a cherished Catawba resident, died on September 18, 2023, surrounded by his loving family and friends. A magnificent life of devotion, dedication, and love for community and family ended with his death.
The late Melvin Grady Little and Leona Miller Little had Bill on March 14, 1948, in Catawba County. Born to be a valued Catawba member, he fulfilled his purpose throughout his life. Bill lived by his beliefs. He attended Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catawba for life and served as treasurer from 1995 until the present.
Bill was congregation chairman, elder, deacon, and Lutheran Layman League member before becoming treasurer. His devotion to his church family and faith showed his character. Bill proudly served in the US Army. His bravery in Vietnam and 4th Infantry Division service from 1968 to 1970 were notable. He showed sacrifice and patriotism by serving his fellow soldiers and country.
Bill retired from Catawba County Government in 2012 after 45 years as an assistant tax assessor. His work ethic and community service were unmatched, creating a lasting impression. Bill loved sports outside of work. He was Bunker Hill Baseball’s announcer from 1993 to 2018, becoming a famous figure. He enjoyed playing tennis and watching baseball, football, and NASCAR with friends and family.
Bill joined the Ivy Dragoon 4th Infantry Division Association, NCDOR, and NCAAO, reflecting his various interests. These groups helped him create lasting friendships with other passionate people. Bill was predeceased by his parents, maternal grandparents Russell Ray and Willie Miller, and paternal grandparents Arthur Eugene and Hettie Little.
He also mourned uncles Jerry Wayne Miller, CR Miller, and Fred Little, aunts Shelby Miller Robinson and Marilyn Little Boston. Bill mourned his best buddy Tim Laney, who left an unfillable vacuum in his life. Bill’s death makes everybody who knew him deeply sad. We shall remember his compassion, commitment, and unshakeable faith. He impacted many lives and left a lasting mark on his town.