- 65 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 8, 1948
- Place of birth:
Dothan, Alabama, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 20, 2013
- Place of passing:
Athens, Georgia, United States
|A true child of the Sixties, dreamer, Southern gentleman, scholar and extraordinary human being. Let the memory and spirit of Gene be with us forever.|
Let me preface this by saying that I do not feel that I can possibly do justice to Gene’s memory, but I am compelled to try…
Gene Little was a true child of the Sixties, dreamer, Southern gentleman, scholar and extraordinary human being. Gene was unique; he didn’t want to be like everyone else. He always wanted to do things in a different way. He liked to travel different routes to a destination and preferred not go down the same roads. He enjoyed learning how to do new things. One time he even spent months changing and perfecting his handwriting to an Italics style. Although he explored new ways and ideas, he also honored and appreciated heritage and tradition. He could be found reading about math, computers, science, engineering, philosophy, cars, fountain pens, cooking and the list goes on. Gene could also see an issue from different perspectives and he relished in playing the devil’s advocate. Gene also loved to play. Chess was his passion. He preferred to play chess with a real live person, and he was never really satisfied playing chess on the computer. Scrabble, board games, table tennis, basketball, bicycling, badmitton, motorcycling, swimming, horseshoes and card games were some of the things that he would try to get you to join him to do. Entertainment might even be the latest magic trick that he had learned how to perform. Gene also loved music. His mother was a music teacher and Gene grew up in a house filled with music, mainly classical. Borrowing from the phrase from Beatles to Bach, Gene enjoyed everything from Elvis Pressley to Pachelbel. Gene had a terrific sense of humor and wit. Basically Gene enjoyed a good time and sharing a humorous story or joke. As a baby boomer and child of the Sixties, Gene had a sense of wonder about him. Gene would get excited about something he had just heard or learned, and soon you would be sharing his joy. He said that we could make our own rules and decide how we wanted to live. And so we did. He was a sensitive, considerate, and thoughtful man and also one of the most generous persons I have known. Gene had a way of making things seem special. And then, there are all of the babies! He shared his heart with several four legged canine bundles of fur and love. Gene was a real person and not a saint. That said, even the days that did not go so well were worth enduring, and I would not trade a day I shared with him.
Thank you for indulging me. Please share your remembrances of Gene here.
"Gene always says" Remember to play."
"Family and Friends gatherings
Shared by Raymond Parrott on 09/20/2014
The first time I met Gene, I knew that he was a person that I would enjoy being around. I enjoyed the many times that Gene and Carolyn would attend my birthday parties and other family and friend gatherings, which involved a lot of food and spirits. Gene, would often say " don't invite him if I did not want him to come" because he would show up. My family enjoyed talking and laughing with Gene. You will always be a part of my family.
"Gene, Thank you for allowing me share some of your last time with me. Visiting with you and Carolyn in the hospital . Those were special times. We didn't get to New Orleans to get some good seafood - no matter the name, you can't get good seafood in Jefferson. You had to be a great person for Carolyn to worship you the way she does."
"I remember Gene when Carolyn and I were in nursing school. He was always encouraging Carolyn and I when we were so absorbed and overwhelmed with our nursing studies. He always had a kind word to say and I really loved and appreciated how he stood by Carolyn thru those rough days and I could just feel the love for Carolyn radiate off of him as he spoke about her he always had a way of making things seem less stressful than they actually were. Gone but not forgotten. You are greatly missed.
"Almost a year has passed and I know it has been lonely for you, Carolyn. I mainly remember Gene's wonderful laugh and how he seemed to just get a kick out of everything. Loved you all coming by my house with one of his beautiful rehabbed classic cars with Oboe proudly riding along! A unique and remarkable man. Helen"
December 06, 2013
Have lost touch and just found out today about Gene. He was a colleague for around 15 years and a dear friend. My profound sympathy to all the family. I know his smiles, jokes, kindness and generosity will be greatly missed by all.
September 25, 2013
Carolyn, I was so saddened to read about Gene's passing. Rest assured he is now loving and being loved by Oboe and your other 'babies'. Much love, Helen Plymale"
I remember when I was in St Mary's ICU for an extended period of time and Gene and Carolyn came to visit me. My family told me that during their visit I kept saying that I was hot. When Gene and Carolyn came to visit me on another day. Gene had purchased me a battery operated handheld fan. I will forever remember Gene's kind and gentle spirit.
LaTonya Parrott - September 24, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Our condolences to you, Carolyn. Our prayers are with you in your time of grief. If there is anything we can do, please donot hesitate to let us know.
Love Raymond and LaTonya
LaTonya Parrott - September 24, 2013 at 08:22 PM"
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