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Lillard Cecil "LC" Littlefield

August 9, 1928 — April 8, 2024

Funeral services for LC Littlefield will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, April 12, 2024, from the sanctuary of Paron Baptist Church, 676 LA Hwy 2, Sterlington, LA, with Bro. Matt Coker officiating. Interment will follow at Urania Cemetery, Urania, LA under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home, Columbia. The family will receive visitors at the church on Friday from 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM. 

Lillard Cecil "LC" Littlefield was born on August 9, 1928 in Cason, Texas. He was the first of five children born to Ira and Ocia Smires Littlefield, who primarily supported themselves as farmers and sharecroppers all their adult lives, including through the Great Depression. As a youngster, LC would come home from school, find a snack his mother left him on the kitchen table, usually a raw potato or an onion, then join his parents in the fields picking cotton. In high school shop class, LC first discovered his love of and talent for woodworking. His first furniture pieces were paid for with help from his shop teacher and egg and milk money saved by his mother. Those pieces, a cedar chest and walnut smoking stand, are still prized possessions of LC's children. At this time, LC also began to excel at high school athletics. His accomplishments were recognized particularly in football, basketball, and baseball. An athletic scholarship to Kilgore Junior College eventually enabled LC to become the first member of his family to earn a college degree. Following his graduation he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox farm team in Olla, Louisiana where he was hired by Louisiana Power and Light as a pole setter. Around this time, LC met and began his courtship with Mary Virginia "Sis" Winberry, whom he married on August 5, 1950. After declining a major league pitching job in Chicago, LC worked with LP&L until he enlisted with the US Navy during the Korean War. He served as an electrician aboard the USS Sigourney, a destroyer stationed out of Norfolk, VA. Prior to his discharge, LC welcomed his first child into the family, Mary Susan. After leaving the service, LC returned to Louisiana and resume his employment with LP&L, settling in Columbia Heights, where his second child, Sharon Kay, was born a few years later. In 1964, the family moved to Sterlington, Louisiana. LC continued to work for LP&L, eventually retiring in 1988 as a plant manager and district manager. In his retirement, LC completed many fine furniture projects. He traveled across the United States and particularly enjoyed visits with his grandchildren. Always at his side until her death in 2021, was Sis, from whom he rarely spent a day apart, through 71 years of marriage. 

On April 8, 2024, LC departed this life after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a sister, Juanita Littlefield Knight. He is survived by his two daughters, Mary Susan Littlefield Hollowell and husband, Cecil, and Sharon Kay Littlefield Chandler and husband, Gary; a granddaughter, Brianne Elise Chandler Hankins and her husband, Jim; a grandson, Adam Blake Hollowell; and two great grandchildren, Jim Lee Hankins, III and Isabella Reed Hankins; his brothers, James Henry and his wife, Betty, and Ricky Neal and his wife, Jolene; and a sister, Bobbie Sue and her husband, Bobby; along with many nieces and nephews, for whom he had great affection. 

LC never sold a piece of furniture he made but instead made them as gifts of love to family and special friends. He furnished his home as well as those of his children with items ranging from tables and chairs to desks and curios, many of which are hand carved. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Chandler, Jim Hankins, Richard Moore, Thomas Forbes, Clint Freeman and Cecil Hollowell. Honorary pallbearers include Ricky Littlefield, James Henry Littlefield, Kenneth Winberry, Bobby Joe Evans, Ronnie Jones, Peanut Wells and Joe Terrell.
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Friday, April 12, 2024

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