David M. Little, 73, US Army Ret., of Mount Joy, passed away on March 9, 2018. He was the husband of the late Mary L. Nordai Little who died in 2012. He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly A. Ruth of Mount Joy and Michele M. (Michael) Bennett, Jr. of Marietta, four grandchildren Tara and Taylor Bennett and Alex and Peyton Gilbert.
A Chief Warrant Officer, David retired from the US Army after 24 years of service. A decorated veteran, he served two tours in Vietnam and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge among many others. He was a graduate of HACC, received degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana, and later earned his MBA from Shippensburg University. Dave went on to work for TYCO as an auditor in their Harrisburg office. Dave was a Life Member of both the American Legion Post #56, Lititz where he served as the Service Officer and Manheim VFW Post 5956. He also was a member of the Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter 107. A Free and Accepted 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of the Robert Burns Lodge #464, Harrisburg, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Harrisburg, and the Harrisburg Consistory. An inventor, Dave received several patents for his inventions. He enjoyed watching football, traveling and spending quality time with his family.
Born in Knoxville TN, he was the son of the late Richard and Thelma Murray Little. Also surviving is his brother Richard R. (Katherine) Little of Lititz. He was preceded in death by a sister Phyllis Little.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7 PM. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7PM. Masonic Rites will be recited prior to the service. Interment will be private in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Lebanon VA Hospice Unit, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave. Lebanon PA 17042 would be deeply appreciated. On line condolences may be sent through www.sheetzfuneralhome.com
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