Collinsville, Oklahoma
January 16, 2010
Local 1989 Hero Laid To Rest

Harold Little Died Jan. 12, 2010
He Had Saved 3 Year Old
From Drowning Here In 1989

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Harold Little
(June 16, 1940 -
January 12, 2010)

Harold LaVoe Little, 69, of Oologah, OK passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in Oologah. He was born June 16, 1940 to Harold L. Little and the former Marie Gillett in Springfield, CO. He was a retired brick mason. He had lived in the Collinsville area since 1987. He was a member of many Country music bands with Smokin Tumbleweeds being the last.
Harold is survived by 2 daughters; Susan Jennings and her husband Todd of Oologah, OK and LaDeana Scott and her Husband Jim of Collinsville, OK; 3 Granddaughters, K.C. and Summer Jennings and Jamie Scott; 1 Brother, Allen Little and his wife Carol of Protection, KS; 1 sister, Barbara Keller of Kinsley, KS; 1 Brother-n-law, Larry Weddell of Avant, OK. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Larry Little, 2 sisters, Lois Weddell and Donna Joiner.

Funeral Services were held Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tim Prock officiating. Interment followed at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville, OK.

These clippings are just a portion of the full page coverage in the September 20, 1989 issue of the Collinsville News-Herald. Mark Codner wrote the original story in that issue from the archives of the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville.
Assistant Collinsville Police Chief Robert Parks & Officer Lonnie Ash were in the water assisting Harold Little save 3 year old Megan Creek as the car submerged in Black Jack Creek near Karen's Kountry Kitchen in September 1989.