James was a Montgomery County native. He was a former construction worker.
James is survived by his father, Roger Little of Menifee County; four sisters, Zora Pennington of Lexington, Patricia Hubbard of Owingsville, Melanie Trent of Menifee County and Melissa Sorrell of Menifee County; a special aunt and uncle, Wilson and Margaret Harman of Owingsville; two special cousins, Jennifer Coyle and Prette Smith, both of Owingsville. James is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
James was preceded in death by one daughter, Amanda Little and his mother, Barbara Purvis.