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Kevin Micah Little

Kevin Micah Little

May 9, 1962 - March 7, 2019     Age: 56

Kevin Micah Little, age 56 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on May 9, 1962 in Fernandina Beach, Florida to the late James K. Little, Sr. and Violet V. Russell.  Kevin lived his entire life in Fernandina Beach, Florida, graduating from Fernandina Beach High School, Class of 1980.  After graduating, he attended ABAC and would continue his education at FCCJ where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Kevin was employed as Dock Master at the Fernandina Beach Marina for 32 years, a job he truly loved.

In 1990, he met the love of his life, Blanche Ross and they were married in 1991 on a boat with a view of Tiger Point and Ft. Clinch.  

He was an avid outdoors-man, enjoying boating, fishing, hiking and off- roading with his sons.  He also loved to watch NASCAR, Expedition Unknown, Destination Truth and listening to music.

He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Blanche Little of Fernandina Beach, Florida; sons, Harrison and Hunter Little; brother, James K. Little, Jr., niece, Samantha Little and nephew, Cory Little.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kevin’s memory to the Okefenokee State Park at Okeswamp.com, the Nassau Humane Society, Fernandina Beach; or any non-profit effort to preserve and protect wildlife and their natural environments.

29 Condolences

  • Jamie Deonas Posted March 8, 2019 2:45 pm

    My heart and prayers to the Little’s and Rawls family. Saddened of the loss of a great man and a friend.

  • Chris Bryan Posted March 8, 2019 5:35 pm

    Prayers for the family. Always enjoyed seeing Kevin at the Marina.

  • Aggie White Swails Posted March 8, 2019 9:28 pm

    So very sorry. Such a nice guy, pleasant to everyone. Condolences to the family for a tremendous loss. He will be truly missed by the whole FB marina family.

  • Duke & Deborah Posted March 8, 2019 9:29 pm

    Kevin was always there for us. Somehow he always found us a slip. A fine man and tireless provider for boaters. Rest in peace, Kevin, you earned it, I just wish The Lord could’ve waited a little longer for the best dock master ever.

  • David Roberts Posted March 8, 2019 9:54 pm

    I have known Kevin practically my entire life. He was one of my best friends growing up on Amelia and was one of the nicest and most honorable men I have ever met. He loved nature. He loved his island. Kevin will be missed by so many because he touched so many lives in his, far too brief, time on earth.

  • Wolfgang Linke Posted March 9, 2019 8:13 am

    Kevin was an exceptional man and dockmaster..I’ll never forget his welcoming words, when I called the marina on the radio, coming in after a long solo sail from Charleston. I felt like coming home. He had that gift, though I was a customer, to make me feel like a friend. Rest In Peace!

  • karen langshaw Posted March 9, 2019 10:43 am

    Kevin has been part of our family since his days at the Council on Aging. What a kind generous person with a remarkable ability to befriend everyone. He was so wonderful to my daughter at the Marina when she worked there and the staff adored him ….our family is devastated to hear of his passing…much love to all of his family. He made this world a better place.

  • Jill zuber Mccarthy Posted March 9, 2019 10:50 am

    I am so sorry to hear about this
    He was such a kind person
    I knew of him from school and he was such a great guy!

  • Jack Campbell Posted March 9, 2019 6:16 pm

    Kevin was a classmate of mine and we grew up together. In manhood like when we were kids, he was a kind and decent man. He was the “salt of the earth.” I have great memories of Kevin. I know the reunion with his parents was special, and I hope he gets to see David Pearson in heaven. I will miss seeing you at the docks old friend. My prayers and Christian sympathies go out to his wife and children. The FBHS class of 1980, mourns the loss of our classmate. Godspeed Kevin. I will see you on the other side.

  • Lamar Harden Posted March 9, 2019 6:52 pm

    I am so proud that I can say that Kevin was my best friend from Second Grade up through graduation.,and beyond. From our many trips to the Daytona 500 and Twin 125’s to the Keys with his father, and photography trips to the Okefenokee, Kevin was an outdoors, family-centered and kind gentleman. After marriage and raising families, we would spend the majority of our little time together catching up on what Blanche, Harrison & the boys, along with Janet, Jeremy & Justen were doing since our last vists.

    I am going to miss Kevin. He was like a brother to me through our teens and early 20’s. I pray Kevin Rests In Peace knowing he was loved by so many people from Fernandina Beach and around the world.

  • Dave & Debbie Lott Posted March 11, 2019 9:14 pm

    Our prayers for Kevin’s family and friends during this time of grief. I had the fortune to interact with Kevin a number of times during my time working on various issues and projects related to the marina. I know that Coleman Langshaw and Joe Springer thought the world of Kevin and the comments from others indicate that affection and appreciation extended far and wide. No matter how serious the condition of the marina, Kevin was there always working with such a positive attitude. The community, and especially the marina community, will miss him greatly. Fair winds and following seas.

  • Gerry and Tom Clare Posted March 11, 2019 10:36 pm

    Prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the families.We have fond memories of many personal and professional associations at the marina.Tom even worked for Kevin in the past.Rest in peace, old friend.

  • Joe L Blanchard Posted March 12, 2019 12:01 am

    Kevin was always there for everyone at the marina. He was kind, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable. He became the face and heart of the Marina. A welcome voice on the VHF when returning to port very similar to the comfortable feel of a lighthouse in your home port. He will be sorely missed.

  • Cliff Courtenay Posted March 12, 2019 7:50 am

    So sorry to hear that Kevin has passed. Good man. The marina won’t be the same without him.

  • tom and cristina hale Posted March 12, 2019 11:44 am

    we were so very sorry to hear this news. kevin’s voice on the radio was so distinctive, familiar and comforting. he always made our stay at the marina such a pleasure. he will be missed. may he rest in peace and our condolences to his family.

  • John Serrano Posted March 12, 2019 1:01 pm

    Kevin was such a Great person. His life will be sorely missed. So young to go. I wish I could help him for all his help. His word was his bond.

  • Joe Springer Posted March 12, 2019 1:31 pm

    The Island lost a native, the Marina lost a Dock Master but, we all lost a friend

  • John D Hartrich Posted March 12, 2019 2:54 pm

    I’d bring my 17′ Boston Whaler Montauk to the marina back in ’89 from Atlanta and Kevin would treat me like I was docking a 38′ Bertram! Kevin was the consummate dockmaster, ambassador and friend to so many of us…but his kindness and humility is what I’ll always remember about him.

  • Allen Mills Posted March 12, 2019 6:01 pm

    He will be missed but not forgotten.i have enjoyed working with him for all 32yrs at the marina. He was by far the best Dock Master and friend you could ask for.

  • Dave Clery Posted March 12, 2019 6:08 pm

    I didn’t meet or know Kevin’s family but he sure was great guy, and I always grateful to see Kevin when I pulled up to Fernandina’s docks where his great attitude welcomed everyone sincerely and equally.

    Reading the condolences for his family assures me many of us regret his passing and will miss Kevin dearly. Fernandina has lost a gem.

  • Coleman Langshaw Posted March 12, 2019 6:22 pm

    Kevin was one of my closest and dearest friends, and I am heartbroken at his passing. Not only did we spend countless hours, days and years together as co-workers, but I was lucky enough to enjoy some time off with him, as he taught me how to fish from a skiff, at the edge of oyster beds for trout and reds (actually he caught the fish, and I just caught the oysters). He taught me about NASCAR, in a way that made me appreciate the finer aspects of the sport…and he was such an amazing nature photographer, from pictures of Florida Panthers in mid-jump, to an amazing close-up of a male Painted Bunting in his back yard. Kevin was the most loyal of friends, and the mold was broken when he graced our lives with his life. I will always treasure my friendship with this wonderful guy, and I will miss him for the rest of my life.

  • Deborah Biggs Posted March 12, 2019 7:47 pm

    Kevin was the ultimate ambassador for Fernandina Harbor Marina. He will be greatly missed. Fair winds, calm seas and tight lines, my friend! Duke and I will miss you tremendously!

  • Jim and Bess, Destiny Posted March 12, 2019 8:02 pm

    We met Keven in 2008, we were welcomed with open arms, like old friends. We always stop at Fernandina Harbour Marina on our way to the Bahamas and on the way back. One year we came in late, and we called the Marina, for some unknown reason Kevens was still at work, but was leaving. He told us to grab moring ball, as we always did and we could square up in the morning. Kevens was always an upright gentlemen, always willing to help. Going to try lyrics miss that man of honor. God Bless

  • Carol Lee Adams Posted March 12, 2019 9:11 pm

    Kevin was a wonderful person! He tidied up the Marina picking up even the smallest scrap of paper. He had a smile and kind word to say for everyone. He took time to answer questions and talk to visitors. I got to know him when the Harlequin Duck appeared May of 2017. He kept track of “Harley” always sharing where he had last been seen. He knew the shore birds, when they would appear and what their habits were. He was a joy for me to know. I will miss seeing him on my walks to the Marina.

  • Wade Lewis Posted March 13, 2019 10:26 am

    I am absolutely crushed. Kevin and I met in Kindergarten and he was one of my closest friends. I have spent more time than I could count at his house as a kid. We have camped in his yard and mine. Every day of high school he would show up at my house on his motorcycle in the early morning and we would ride to the beach before going to school. We camped literally hundreds of times around the island. He and I worked at Little Talbot Island during the summer, spent weeks exploring Big Talbot, TIger, Cumberland and caught more fish than I could count. We even ended up in the News Leader once after a great day of fishing off the bridge on the South End. He truly was salt of the earth and a great Amelia native. I will miss my friend.

  • Terry Lacoss Posted March 13, 2019 10:27 am

    Kevin Little was such a pleasant employee of the Fernandina Harbor Marina and friend too. We always talked about fishing while getting our charter boats ready and on our return with big catches too. If there was a problem at the marina, Kevin always fixed it in an extremely pleasant manner. Myself, my son Terry David and all the Captains will miss his presence deeply, however on the bright side, we spent many fishing seasons enjoying his wonderful personality!

  • Mike Efford, Cyndi Scollin. Mi-T-Mo/No Mo Posted March 13, 2019 10:29 am

    It was a terrible shock to learn of Kevin’s passing!! Our heartfelt condolences to his family. We made it a point to stop at the marina on our annual journey on the ICW. Kevin, without fail, would greet us as old friends and miraculously find a slip for us…not always an easy task. Reading the condolences has confirmed for us that Kevin was a very special individual!! The good ones leave us all too soon!! Our yearly trips will just not be the same without Kevin’s warm welcome.

  • Laurie Kurlin Posted March 13, 2019 5:34 pm

    Condolences to the family, I went to school with Kevin he was always happy, and smiling. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Sharon Johns and Michael Moore Posted March 16, 2019 9:48 am

    Praying that you can find peace at this devastating time.. Prayers to all

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