Oren W. Little, 84, of Follansbee, WV entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Wednesday June 24, 2020 following a battle with leukemia.
He was born June 29, 1935 in St. Marys, WV to Guy T. Little and Lillian M. Lamp Little. He was the loving husband of the late Karen M. Koper Little (2002), late brother Floyd D. Little, and grandfather of the late Brandon Scott Little, who all preceded him to heaven.
Oren was employed as an electrician at Weirton Steel Corp. in the wire gang, retiring in 1991 as a planner. He was a member of Weirton Lodge No. 171 A.F. & A.M.; past Patron of Weirton Chapter No. 147 Order of the Eastern Star; Osiris Shriners. He was also a member of the Gideon’s International. As a musician (guitarist), his love for music and a desire to serve, he founded the Country Friends Organization, a non-profit group dedicated to providing fellowship through music with proceeds funding scholarships and equipment for local children with special needs along with many other charitable causes.
He is survived by his sister, Bernice Stukins Vogle of Monaca, PA; brother, Franklin R. Little of Weirton, WV.
He proudly leaves behind a legacy of faith in family he created with Ruth Anne Foutty, his children, Oren Gregory Little, Deborah (Rick) Lamb, Clara DeMarco, Jeffrey (Dawna) Little, and Leslee (Joe Gurrera) Little. His grandchildren, Oren Gregory Little, Brittany N. Little, Ashleigh Glass, Aaron AJ (Azumi) Glass, Dinessa (John) Roccia, Dino (Megan) Belli, Caryln Little, Courtney Little, Kristina (Seth) Brooks, Ryan (Brenda) McIntire, Michael (Brittany) McIntire, Jeremy McIntire, Dominic Soplinski, Gabriella Soplinski and Thomas Sessi, and his 25 great grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Country Friends Organization, 238 Peacock Lane, Follansbee, WV 26037.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Weirton, WV