RIVERSIDE, OHIO, AND ISLAND FALLS – Richard G. “Dickie” Littleton, 56, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Riverside, Ohio. He was born May 24, 1956, in Perryton, Texas, son of Richard and Kathryn Littleton.
He was a graduate of Island Falls High School. In March 1974 he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force where he served until October 1984, reaching the rank of technical sergeant before being honorably discharged. He received several commendations throughout his military career. Most recently he was employed at RJO Enterprises, Beavercreek, Ohio, and Tradewinds in Ohio. During his military career working in the Avionics Maintenance Squadron, Dickie developed a love of airplanes and eventually earned his solo pilot’s license. He was a member of Ohio Academy of Model Aeronautics. He also loved NASCAR, and had the opportunity in 2007 to attend Richard Petty’s school for driving experience and did his laps around the track at Kentucky Motor Speedway. He also sponsored several children in need throughout the years through Christian Children’s Fund.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Lyda Littleton of Island Falls; son, Glen Littleton and grandson, Isaiah Littleton, of Houlton; sister, Debbie Littleton of Auburn and son, Morgan, currently of Spain; sister, Rhonda McVey and husband, Phil, of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Rolinda Boyd and children, Gabrielle, Lisa and Adam, of Callahan, Fla.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his longtime friend of 32 years, Robin Armentrout and wife, Terrie and their son, Evan, of Xenia, Ohio. Dickie was predeceased by his mother, Kathryn.
A memorial service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Island Falls, with Deacon Al Burleigh officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Dickie’s memory may be sent to Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730, to be used for his grandson’s college education fund. To sign an online guest book and to leave condolences, visit