Ned Bower Little, 75, of Cherokee, Texas, was born on May 25, 1941. He passed away in an automobile accident on March 28, 2017, near Fredericksburg, Texas.
He was born and raised in Jefferson, North Carolina, the son of Mont and Ruby Little. He was a resident of Texas for 41 years.
Ned was an entrepreneur by heart and owned and operated Texas Spa Covers Inc. in Burnet, where spa covers for all types of hot tubs were manufactured and shipped around the world. Ned sold the business in 2012, and he and his wife, Ann, retired in 2014. They built a second home in Placitas, New Mexico, on the wild horse mesa and enjoyed traveling, church, and family.
Ned also enjoyed woodworking and was skilled at making dining tables and furniture with inlaid turquoise, coral, and copper. He loved to watch football, basketball, and golf, especially if his beloved Wolfpack were playing.
He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Industrial engineering and was efficient and effective in all his endeavors.
Ned was a beloved husband of 33 years to his wife, Ann, and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and dog, Reckon. He was a member of Mountainside Church of Christ in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and had a multitude of friends in Texas and New Mexico.
Ned was survived by his wife, Ann Little; daughter, Nerissa Papajohn; sons, Nyle Little and Curtis Little; grandchildren, Ashlynn Papajohn, Canyon Papajohn, Kirsta Little, and Barret Little; and siblings, Monte Ann DeBoard, Linda McQueen, and Steve Little and wife Diane.
A memorial service is 2 p.m. April 5 at Cherokee Church of Christ with Brother Doug Suggs officiating. Interment will follow at Gray Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cherokee Home for Children.
Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with condolences.