Vernon "Little Gene" Little

June 12, 1931 - August 21, 2018
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Vernon “Little Gene” Little, 87, of New Philadelphia, passed peacefully August 21, 2018 in Union Hospital at Dover following a lengthy battle with kidney and heart failure.

Born in Newcomerstown, Gene was the son of the late Louis A. and Ada I. McKinney Little and a 1950 graduate of Newcomerstown High School. A …

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Vernon “Little Gene” Little, 87, of New Philadelphia, passed peacefully August 21, 2018 in Union Hospital at Dover following a lengthy battle with kidney and heart failure.

Born in Newcomerstown, Gene was the son of the late Louis A. and Ada I. McKinney Little and a 1950 graduate of Newcomerstown High School. A lifelong plumber and master electrician, Gene retired in 1998 from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District where he served as chief of watershed maintenance for 25 years.

A friend and helper to everyone, Gene’s hands were never idle for very long. As a teenager, he provided electrical service for his mother’s household before electrical lines came to the area. He was an inventive fabricator and woodworker of many “one of a kind” projects, often for family and friends. Gene’s most recognizable and proudest creation was “Little’s All-American Doughnuts” and Little’s All-American Hot Dogs” Concession Stands, which served Tuscarawas and Guernsey County fairgoers doughnuts and coney dogs for over 40 years.

Gene is survived by his wife, the former Norma Jean Riley, with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage. Also surviving are a brother, John E. Little of Port Washington and a granddaughter, Brandy A. Little of Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to his parents, a son, Richard Allen Little and a sister, Melva Williams are also deceased.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia with Pastor Larry Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Newcomerstown. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM in the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, August 27, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, August 27, 2018

West Lawn Cemetery - Newcomerstown

Address:

Township Road 258, NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH, 43832

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Donation Information

American Kidney Fund

Phone: 800-638-8299

11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
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Born: June 12, 1931
Died: August 21, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Carla Lukenbill posted on 8/27/18

Aunt Norma, We are so very sorry to hear of Uncle Gene's passing. The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Janie, Carla, Jimi, Cindy and kids.

 

Shirley Davis posted on 8/24/18

With Sympathy; My heart is with you in your loss and pain.

 

Sheryl Maple posted on 8/23/18

A great friend and neighbor! Thank you for letting me be a part of your life !

 

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