Everett R. Littlefield Sr.

USN Ret.
Fri, 03/11/2022 - 2:30am

Born October 23, 1938 at The Summit House on Block Island, Everett grew up on the island. He joined the United States Navy five minutes after graduating from the Block Island School in 1956. After serving 20 years, he returned to the place that he loved most; home. In 1975 he started Littlefield & Sons, Ltd., the propane gas business that still runs today. When asked why the company name did not also include his daughter, he would reply in his typical witty manner with, “cuz she’s a damn Littlefield, not a son.”
Over the years Everett wore many hats. He was captain of the Block Island Rescue Squad, Chairman of the School Committee, and served on the New
Shoreham Town Council. He was also a member of the local Legion Post 36, where he told fellow islander Merrill Slate, in 1975, that he would join only if he didn’t have to attend any meetings. That was the first and last meeting he attended!
Everett’s hobbies were so vast that it would take pages to list them all. To highlight a few, he was an avid reader, he enjoyed “building and crashing radio
controlled airplanes” (as he would say), gardening, writing, prepping for the eventual downfall of government and society, and most importantly spending
time with his family.
Everett passed quietly on March 5, in his home on Old Town Road, less than two miles from his birthplace. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Amelia Verna Littlefield, his four children, Amelia Lorraine Gallant, Robert Allen Littlefield, Everett Russell
Littlefield, Jr., Kirk Andrew Littlefield, and his five grandchildren, Alexandra Ruth Littlefield, Travis Andrew Gallant, Mason Nicholas Littlefield, Haley Nicole Gallant, and Dakota Kathleen Littlefield. He was met on the other side by his favorite granddaughter Kelsey Taylor Gallant.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Block Island Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department.
A service will be held Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 hours at the Block Island Cemetery.