September 1, 1956 - September 12, 2016

Sparrowbush, NY

John O. Little, Jr., 60, of Sparrowbush, NY, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, holding his Louie's hand, surrounded by his children at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York City, NY.

He was born on September 1, 1956 in Sussex, NJ, the son of John O. Little, Sr. and Shirley Cosh Little. John owned and operated John Little Construction, Corp., in Sparrowbush, as well as being a former lion tamer. He was a faithful member and chairman of the trustees of the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church. He was also an associate member of Terrace First United Methodist Church of Long Beach Township, NJ.

He married Kathy Husson Little on November 3rd, 1979, who survives at home. He is also survived by his daughter, Dr. Sara Little and her husband, Dr. Brandon O'Connor of Milford, PA; his three sons: Johnny Little and his wife, Roselle of Port Jervis, Justin and Jordan Little, both at home; his parents, John and Shirley Little of Port Jervis; his grandson, Colin O'Connor; his sister, Renee Little of Port Jervis; two brothers: Tom Little and his wife, Charlene of South Carolina, Herb Little of Tennessee; his mother-in-law, Jane Husson; three brothers-in-law: George Husson and his husband, Michael Bamrick, Michael Husson and his wife, Mary, all of Sparrowbush, along with several nieces and nephews. In addition, John was a friend of small dogs and is survived by his pet dog, "Petey". He is joining his beloved pet dogs, Buddy and Tucker in heaven.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 15th, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 16th at the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, Sparrowbush, NY. Rev. Amy Garrett will officiate. Cremation will follow at HG Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, PO Box 596, Sparrowbush, NY 12780.

Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com