Bob Little's motto at his 75th birthday dinner was "Friendship Forever".
It is with great sadness we are sharing the news of the passing of Robert Douglas Little on 12/29/2020 at his home in Richardson, TX. Born on 6/27/1945 in Storm Lake, Iowa to his parents Robert Douglas Little and Mabel Viola (Orwig) Little, Bob began his friendship journey. His life on the farm with his Southdown sheep and other animals as his best friends were among his favorite childhood memories and pastimes. The friendships he forged during his elementary and high school years carried him through life.
Bob graduated from Albert City High School in 1963 and attended Fort Dodge Community College. From there he transferred to The University of North Texas where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in education in 1967. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and the friendships formed there have been lifelong. He did his student teaching at Adamson High School in Oak Cliff, TX for one year before pursuing a graduate degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he studied constitutional law.
From the fall of 1969 to spring 1971, Bob taught history and geography at WT White High School in Dallas. He then joined the Dallas County Community College District at Mountain View College, where he remained until 1978, when transferred to Brookhaven College. There he remained until May 2020, capping his teaching career of 53 years.
Brookhaven's opportunities provided him the chance to travel the world, explore a love of students and engaging with others, and helping to influence and transform students' lives.
The other loves of his life were his daughter, Lisa Little of New York City, and his 30-year companion, Nancy Ungerman, of Dallas, TX. Together, Nancy and Bob traveled the world, shared dinners with friends, and were a great source of happiness for each other.
Bob was pre-deceased by his parents. He is survived by his brother, James Little and wife, Sandra, of Ankeny, Iowa; sister Jane Vallier and husband, Fred, of Ames, Iowa; by his daughter Lisa Little of New York City, Lisa's mother, Peggy Little of Garland, TX, and Nancy Ungerman.
Burial of his ashes will be at a future date in Storm Lake, Iowa, with his parents, in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship in Bob's name will be established through the Faculty Association at Brookhaven College. Please contact Ahad Din at [email redacted] for more information.