Mr. Charles Eugene "Bird" Little, Jr., 54, of 718 Skinner Road Boiling Springs, NC passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Cleveland County, NC on March 9, 1965 to Charles Eugene Little, Sr. and Mae Helen Elliott Little.
Charles was a man who lived the words,"you earn your keep by the sweat of your brow." He worked his whole life. Whether Cones Mill, Johnny Ramsey, Wesson Septic Hamrick Brothers, Inc. or lawn care, Charles loved to live his life through his hands.
Charles was a family man. His goal was to work hard, love his family, and inspire those around them to do their best and to give their best in everything. He loved his wife of 31 years Mary Little, his four children Travis (32), Kristie (29), Andrea (26) and Daniel (18). He loved his mother and father and adored his brother and sisters. Although a quiet and private man, his grandchildren were his pride and joy along with his nieces and nephews.
When Charles wasn't with his family, he was always out doing what he loved, cutting grass, sitting on a tractor and working the land that the good Lord created. His extended family was his co-workers Max Hamrick, Sam Lattimore and Franklin Harris.
Charles was a strong man, with a heart of gold. He worked hard, loved hard, and always had a way to make someone smile. He was a giver, a story teller, and a lover of all sports.
Charles will be remembered and missed by those who loved him. Although words cannot express what we are feeling, we do know that by God's Grace we will make it through this time. Charles Little was loved, cherished, and respected by all who came in contact with him. Let us do our best to honor his legacy by living every day to the fullest, forgiving others, and loving each other each day.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Julius and Mamie Elliott; paternal grandparents, Neach and Gertude Wilson Little and good friends, Billy Joe Petty, Charlie Byers and Donald "Quack" Wilson.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mary Little; his parents, Charles Eugene "Bill" Little and Helen Little of Boiling Springs, NC; children, Travis "Red" Little, Kristie Little both of Boiling Springs and Andrea Little and Daniel Little both of the home; siblings, Carla Yvette Davenport (Terry) of Sandy Mush, NC, Chris Little (Bonnie) and Cathy Whitworth (Todd) both of Shelby; grandchildren, Christian Little (9), Tristan Little (8), Alaya Kendra Michelle Piercy (5), Christopher Braxton Little (2), Braylon Jackson (1); lifelong friends and extended family, Kent Little, Franklin Harrill, Max Hamrick, Sammy Thompson and Adrian Rice; his mother-in-law, Susie Ross of Shelby; sisters-in-law, Martha Wilson (Keith) of Forest City, NC and Diane Adams of High Point, NC and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM at Boiling Springs Baptist Church. Burial will take place at Cleveland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM until 6:00 PM at the church. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.