Richard Wayne “Rick” Little

Richard Wayne “Rick” Little, 73, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023. He was a lifelong Peninsula resident. Rick retired as co-owner of Tire City, Inc. and was a loyal member of the Grey Beards, MC. With his generous heart, he could always be counted on to ride his Harley Davidson for charity runs. He was also passionate about rescue dogs and had saved many over the years.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, L. Frank Little, Sr. and Claudia B. Little; and brother, D. Michael Little, Sr.

Rick is survived by two sisters, Claudia L. Rosen (Whit) and Cindi L. Townsend (Tom); brother, Frank Little, Jr. (Cynthia), along with numerous other loving friends and family. Rick is also survived by his beloved rescue dog, Lucky.

A funeral service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will occur following the service until 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gloucester/Mathews Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Linda Fields

    I did not know you Sir, but I do know how much your sister Claudia loved you. I wish I could have helped more not just you but your family. I know you are in the hands of the Lord now and feeling no more pain. All well and with Claudia’s Son.

  2. Peggy Douglas

    My prayers for all of Rick’s family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. May God comfort you and give you peace. Cherish all the precious memories and may become eternal.
    With love,
    Peggy Douglas
    Hayes, Va.

  3. Chris Dupuis

    Prayers for the Little family, this past two years has been so hard for you all. May the Lord Jesus Christ bring peace to your hearts and souls, know that those who have left us have gone to a beautiful place and watch over you each and every day. The Dupuis family will raise you up in our prayers.

  4. Carolyn Parker Hatchett

    I can’t believe it…I just talked to Rich not long ago. I used to date Rich in the early 80s.. I drove his El Camino he had so many times.. He was a big part of my life then. I’m so sorry…I remember Claudia and his brother that lived beside him. Rest in Peace Rich! 💖✝️✝️✝️

  5. Connie Harris

    My condolences to the Rick’s family .I’m sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from the scripture at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 .Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort at this time.

  6. Michael E Brookman

    Rick, we will miss you. Many times over the years I’d see you up at Tire City with Mike and his wife Joanne. I’d come with my father-in-law Eggie Garth Jr. to visit. You always had a joke to tell. Some of them I could never repeat. You were a good man. I’m glad to have known you.

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