William Lee Little, Jr. 59 of Pittsburg, Kan. formerly of Columbus passed away on November 14, 2010 at the St. Johnís Regional Medical Center following a long illness.

He was born April 5, 1951 in Baxter Springs, Kan., the son of William and Betty Joe (Wood) Little. He attended area schools and graduated from the Columbus High School.

William was a loan officer for the State Bank in Columbus for many years.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Joe Crabtree of Columbus; two brothers, Jimmie and Bobby Little both of Columbus; five sisters, Judith Smith of Columbus, Linda Duree of Baxter Springs, Kan., Betty Burton of Columbus, Barbara Jeffery of McCune, Kan., Wanda Andrews of Columbus, an adopted brother and sister Floyd and LeNeva Rhoe of rural Columbus.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Columbus City Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus one hour before service starting at 10 am.

Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangement by the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave, Columbus, KS.