WALDOBORO —Wayne E. Little, 80, of Waldoboro went home to his Savior May 11, 2022. He loved his God, his family, and his country.

Wayne was born in Waldoboro April 10, 1942, the oldest son of Malcolm and Maxine (Achorn) Little. He graduated from Waldoboro High School in 1960 and joined the U.S. Army in 1963. His brief but distinguished military career, during which he was awarded a Bronze Star, ended when he was seriously injured on May 14, 1966, in Vietnam.

Returning home to Maine, Wayne married the love of his life, Rebecca Jones. Together for over 54 years, they shared two daughters, Nancy Spear of Cushing, and Rachel Morris of Holt, Mich. The family eventually included sons in law, Leonard Morris, and Thomas Spear, six grandchildren, Hallie, Samuel, Liam, Micah, Zachariah, and Kayla, and two great grandchildren, River, and August.

Wayne loved the outdoors and became a Registered Maine Guide, guiding sports on bear hunts and moose hunts, and freshwater and saltwater fishing trips. He and his beloved Walker hound, Skip, spent autumn nights raccoon hunting until tragedy separated them. For many summers, he and Becky ran Moody’s Island Campground on Damariscotta Lake.

Wayne loved country and southern gospel music, playing guitar, and singing. He was the family champion at Scrabble and an avid cribbage player as well. He was always fixing or building something, and he grew an amazing vegetable garden year after year.

He is survived by his daughters and their families; and his siblings Bruce Little, Linda Rogers, Lorraine Collamore, and David Little, as well their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Wayne was predeceased by his wife, Rebecca, his son, Mark, and his brother Warren Little.

A graveside service will be held at Orff-Achorn Cemetery May 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life gathering for both Wayne and Becky at the North Nobleboro Community Center.

Donations in memory of Wayne can be made to the Philippian Fellowship, c/o Jeffrey T. Norton, 90 Storer Road, Bremen, ME 04551 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US. Route 1, Ste 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.