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Charles Ernest Little, CDR

July 5, 1939 — April 26, 2021

CDR Charles Ernest Little USN, 81 years old, of Orange Park, FL passed away April 26, 2021. He was born July 5, 1939 in Micco, FL to Charles Lee Little and Mildred Ernestine Little. Charles graduated from Melbourne High School, Melbourne, FL. He enlisted in the US Navy September 4, 1957 and retired April 1, 1989 after 32.5 years of service. Some awards he received in the military were: 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 2 Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal with Star, Vietnam Service Medal with 5 Silver Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross Medal, and Battle “E” Ribbon.
Charles contributed to local scholarship funds within the Orange Park Community. He enjoyed wood working, repairing vending machines, coloring, leather working, and time with family.  He will be remembered for his lifelong dedication to our country and serving others, advancing from seaman recruit to Commander of the US Navy.

Charles is survived by his wife, Ruby Mae Little; son, Charles E. Little; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00am, Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Fr. Sebastian as Celebrant. A graveside service will follow at 2:30pm at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors rendered.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Safe Animal Shelter, 2913 County Road 220, Middleburg, FL 32068

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Jacksonville National Cemetery

4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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