Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC


Michael Gene Littleton

26 décembre 194629 juin 2020

Michael Gene Littleton, 73, died June 29, 2020, in a Raleigh hospital.

He was born on December 26, 1946, to Shirley and Violet Littleton in Fleming, Ohio. He married Norma Jean on August 6, 1966 and had three children.

Michael is survived by his children, Stephanie Freas (Mike), Michael Gene Littleton Jr. (Cathy), and Laura Haag (Adam); 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean (Messer).

Visitation will be Friday, July 3rd, 2020, from 10-11 a.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary, NC. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, this will only be open to immediate family. All precautions will be adhered to for the safety of his loved ones.

At this time, his family has decided to not hold a memorial service afterwards for the safety of everyone who would want to attend and honor his life in that way.

Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, NC.


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Ken Gaffga

juillet 23, 2020

I only knew Mike on a professional level, but he was the first executive to see something in me and had the guts to trust me with a big project at B&H. The confidence I gained from that experience propelled me to a very successful executive career in the wireless and broadband industries. I owe a lot to Mike for that, and regret never being able to share that with him. But I never forgot the influence he had on me!

David Cruz

juillet 10, 2020

My wife and I had known Mike for years he would come to our house with open arms and a big appetite when we had our poker club gathering. Mike had a deep love for his family and especially for his wife .You can see a big change in him when his wife passed. I never heard an ill word spoken of him. He was kind, compassionate, and a true gentleman. Sadly there are few people like that in the world today. We will cherish our great memories of our time together. Larger than life is perhaps the best way to describe Big Mike. He loved playing poker and was a solid poker player who made an immediate impact on anyone who happened to sit at one of the many poker tables he occupied over the years.  When it came down to the big game If you ever played with Mike, he was one of those no-nonsense old guys who both irritates and gets irritated by anyone who’s taking too much time which means he enjoyed taken a 22-year-old right out of their seats. Mike never quit, and continued to play poker while undergoing treatment until it was no longer possible. Mike's absence will be difficult to get over.  Peace and love dear friend you will be missed by many and thought of often .

Ben Parker

juillet 10, 2020

In memory of my friend Mike... We met playing poker at Rudys in Apex. Many nights Mike would sit silent until the time was right and deliver a joke so perfect would send the whole table rolling into laughter. The first thing every night Mike would always smile, offer a handshake and ask me is "How are Nina and the kids?" He knew how much I love my wife and family in the same way he loved his own. The funniest story we have is one rainy and cloudy day Mike showed up at 7:45am for our 8:00pm Friday night poker game. When the host opened the door in pajamas Mike was ready to go only to find out he was about 12 hours early! We had a good laugh, chalked it up to retirement status and would bring it up as a source of humor at the game. Mike attended my 40th bday party and always supported the growth of our real estate business. A great man that will truly be missed by so many people... may he find peace and comfort having lived a full life leaving a beautiful family and legacy here on earth now joining his dearly beloved wife again in heaven.

Lynn Ruggiro

juillet 9, 2020

I met Mike at Rudy’s and played poker with him for a bunch of years. He was always a gentleman and had that quiet demeanor but always a smile and a hello. I used to tease him that he was giving everyone a headache by how much he talked!!! We all know that’s so not true, but I used to get a chuckle out of him and a twinkle in his eyes!! He was a very sweet man but so not the same after his wife died. I never got to meet her but just from what Mike used to say, was a very special lady. Mike is now with his bride of 43 years. I’m sure he’s happy about that.
Condolences to all of his family. He will be missed.

George Stubock

juillet 8, 2020

Mike almost knock me over at the postal forum in DC. I was walking passed him and I didn’t notice him. He reach out with his fingers and pushed my shoulder and nearly knock me over. All I could say was Hey Mike. A wonderful man and a role model for all of Bell and Howell.

My sincere condolences
George Stubock

George Lopez-Cepero

juillet 3, 2020

A gentleman who conveyed so much without saying much at all. He was hard working, intelligent, and a loving father. He’s still the only person I’ve met who would walk on a treadmill and enjoy a cool beverage at the same time. A cool demeanor and an honorable man. Someone to look up to, figuratively and literally.

Dave Lamm

juillet 2, 2020

I will miss his strength of character, and his big, thunderous laugh!

Charles Smith

juillet 2, 2020

Mike was an inspiration by the way he treated others and the exemplary way he lived. It made no difference what your position in the company was, Mike had a way of making you feel important and valuable. He exuded love for the company and for his service organization. He would listen and discuss ideas that were presented. He valued relationships with us all. His laughter could light up any event.

Ed & Sandy Chase

juillet 2, 2020

One of our all time favorite guys!

Many fun times on all the B&H P'burg trips to exotic places.

The very best VP of Service we ever had. His dedication to "once a customer, always a customer" philosophy virtually always guaranteed our sales team the "next" order!

My only beef with Mike over the many years we spent at P'Burg was all the money he won from me at the poker table!!!

Great memories, and our sincere condolences to all your family.

God Bless, Ed and Sandy Chase

Carole Mathis

juillet 1, 2020

Where do you start with memories that go 44 years back? It was always Mike and Norma. We have shared Marriages, passing of Parents, grandchildren ,births and just a closeness that can’t be replaced. Bell and Howell, Trips, moving many times together and laughs all the time. Mike was never the same after Norma, but lived on for his Children and their families. I will always remember Mike as a caring friend and one of a kind. He will be missed but knowing he is with Norma again helps in his passing. He was The most admired Vice President Of Bell and Howell. He will always be remembered fondly