Harrell Walton "Bud" Little, Jr.

harrell little, jr.
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, Harrell (Bud) left us for his eternal home. Bud was retired from the USAF after 24 years. He then worked for the CIA and in the private sector in the DC area while living for over 38 years in Great Falls, VA where his loving family has gathered. Bud leaves behind two sons, Tony (Karen) and Joel (Maria) and 10 grandchildren. Bud was predeceased by his father Harrell and his mother Pauline of Birmingham, AL, sister Elizabeth and his son Jesse. Surviving brother is David (Sharon) who resides in Florida. Bud attended Auburn University and received his Masters degree from UVA. An accomplished artist, cartoonist and teacher, he shared his works to the delight of family and friends. A proud father, brother, grandfather and Veteran, he will be missed by all.

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  1. Sharing in your sadness at the loss of your brother, but he still leaves behind an impressive legacy. He will always be in your heart. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Darlene Brannigan and family.

  2. I met “Bud” while he was a teacher at the Sterling Michaels. He became a good friend. He made children love to cartoon. He will be missed. Susan O’Masta

  3. Bud was a friend of my aunt and uncle. Although I only got to meet him once, he took care of me like his own child. Not only was he incredibly intelligent, he was kind and generous. My thoughts and prayers to Bud’s family & friends.

  4. For some reason the name Lt. Bud Little, jr. came to my mind. Haven’t thought about ‘Bud’ in years. We both were assigned to K.I. Sawyer AFB in the early 1960’s. I recall riding around with him in his Bug-Eyed Austin-Healy Sprint. We had a great friendship up there in the Upper Peninsula of Northern Michigan. We flew together a few times TDY. Bud was a graduate architect from Auburn and very proud of his roots in AL. I was a peon draftsman, E-4. I was discharged from USAF in Oct 1963 and relocated to Miami, FL where I worked for the best, most talented architects while pursuing a degree in architecture. He looked me up in 1985, we met in Miami Beach where I was working at the time and Bud tried his hardest to get me to move / relocate to northern Virginia and join the firm that he was with. Big A/E Firm with projects all over the world. We stayed in touch with each other after that and he continued to provide enticing offers to me, but I was now licensed in FL, raising a family and was very active in the LDS Church. Bud was a ‘friend’ that I will always remember. Am sorry that we didn’t connect before his passing. He will be missed by many. Richard Clay Crystal River, FL 27arktek@gmail.com

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