James Lewis Little of Columbia, Missouri, died on June 26, 2021.
He is survived by his wife Sue (Richardson) Little of Columbia, MO; sister Janet (Ken) Engle of Williamsburg, Michigan; brother-in-law J. Wallis (Marcia) Bruns of Loveland, CO; niece Emily (David) Boyer of New Haven, CT; nephew Ethan Engle of Traverse City, Michigan; nephew Carson Bruns, Shantelle Anastasia Dreamer, and their daughter Aya Dawn Dreamer of Boulder, CO; Colby Bruns, Chelsea Pushchak, and daughter Natalia Cruz of Loveland, CO.
Jim was born on May 23, 1943, to Charles W. Little and Dorothy (Harris) Little in the Warsaw, NY, Community Hospital. He grew up in Gainesville, NY, and graduated from Letchworth Central High School in Gainesville in 1961.
He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University in 1966 with a major in Chemistry and Physics.
Jim was hired by Eastman Kodak Company directly out of college and spent his entire career with Kodak. He mainly worked on the development of new medical radiographic films, until his retirement in December of 1998.
Jim was raised in the Bliss, NY, Baptist Church and was a member of St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fort Collins, CO.
Jim had an avid interest in photography, purebred dogs, classical and theater organ music, cars, racing, and reading.
He enjoyed photography so much, he was almost always the person behind the camera. He took so many photos at family gatherings and events, it is hard to find photos of Jim!
He was a 35-year member of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, serving terms as President and Vice President. He was a 38-year member of the Greater Denver Wheaten Terrier Club, serving as President and Board Member for many years.
He also belonged to the Rochester, NY, Theater Organ Society; the American Theater Organ Society; the BMW Car Club of America; and the Porsche Car Club of America.
Visitation for Jim will be at Howard Funeral Home Tuesday, July 6, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeffrey Sippy officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to MU Health Care’s Nurses Lifelong Learning Fund. Gifts may be sent to: Advancement Records Management, 407 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO, 65211. Kindly make checks to MU Health Care, noting “in memory of James L. Little.” Or call Dale Powers at 573-884-1190 to contribute over the phone.
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