John P. Littmann

February 14, 1953February 5, 2019
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John P. Littmann, 65, of Texarkana, TX passed away February 5, 2019 at his home. Mr. Littmann was born February 14, 1953 in San Jose, CA. He retired from teaching in March, 2018 after 20 plus years of teaching.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Littmann; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and James McClure; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Amanda Littmann; granddaughter, Bailey Brown; grandson, Max Littmann; brothers, Robert Littmann, Tom Littmann and Pete Littmann; sister, Kathy Windham; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at East Funeral Home - Moores Lane. Celebration of Life will follow at 3 p.m. at East Memorial Chapel - Moores Lane.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to favorite charity of choice.

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  • Nancy Littmann, Wife
  • Shannon and James McClure, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Timothy and Amanda Littmann, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Also left to cherish Mr. Littmann's memory are his granddaughter, Bailey Brown, grandson, Max Littmann; brothers, Robert Littmann, Tom Littmann and Pete Littmann and a sister, Kathy Windham and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


  • Family to receive friends Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 9, 2019

John P. Littmann

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Karla Sewell

February 10, 2019

Mr. Littmann was one of my favorite teachers at Texas high. I had him senior year the first semester for government and he was such a caring and passionate teacher that i decided to enroll in his Texas government class. I enjoyed my year with mr. Littmann and learning about more than just government. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Ken Branstetter

February 10, 2019

I’ve waited too long to post something, not because I was unsure of what to say, but because it felt like if I said something there’d be closure to a life event I didn’t want to have ended.
John was like a big brother to me. We had so much in common it was almost funny. There’s only 4 things I ever found different about us: 1. Scotch (blech) 2. Kale (hate it, I think he only tolerated it) 3. Sports (I’m a fan) and..,4. Those infernal ties. I really hate wearing a tie.
John’s celebration of life was one of the most incredible events I’ve ever had the good fortune to witness. His family described him to a tee. I will always treasure John’s wit and wisdom, as so many before me did. He left an indelible mark on everyone he interacted with.
One of the many traits John and I shared was a love of good movies and quizzing each other with quotes. I’ll end this by paraphrasing a scene from The Great Santini, “I’d like to tell you Nancy, Timothy, and Shannon that I'll like the world less without John. It'll be a duller, more colorless place. We'll all remember him. And we'll honor that memory.”

Raven Morris

February 10, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family and all those impacted by Mr. Littmann's passing. I hope the following words provide comfort and peace.

Hunter Davis

February 9, 2019

I knew John Littmann the majority of my adult life. From walking into his classroom as a senior at Texas High School to being mentored by him while studying to become a teacher, to working along side him, literally sharing a hallway with him. I saw him every morning for coffee as a co- worker. We talked history and politics. We talked about his mother and her time in Europe. Everyone once in a while I would arrive in my room with some book or item that he had and wanted to pass on, would be sitting in my chair. The man that taught me became a friend and co worker. Not many people can say that. He was the reason I decided to become a teacher. I, and many like me, found inspiration in his style and grace in and out of his class. If I were to list off the most influential men in my life who shaped who I was, he would be near the top. Students always tell their teachers, who they love, how much they have impacted them and changed their life. That’s what John was for me. A lot of people saw his passing as the loss of a man. For me, and others, he was no man. He was an absolute legend and one of the finest individuals that I have ever known.

Gloria Shimanek

February 8, 2019

Dear Littmann Family,

My heart is heavy today as I have learned of John's death. My late husband, Dan, taught with him at Texas High School in the Social Studies department. My husband adored John and always spoke highly of him.

John and Dan were masterful teachers who used humor to engage students in the daily learning process. I am sure John has walked through the Gates of Heaven and Dan was awaiting him with a smile on his face and open arms.

Ashley Matthews

February 6, 2019

What a champion among men. I don't have any lengthy stories, but thanks to Mr. Littman, I will never forget that Steny Hoyer was the House Minority Whip, at least in 2007. I will also never forget Mr. Littman.

Pam Click

February 6, 2019

I first met John when he was a student teacher at Pine St. with Dorothy Murphy in a classroom of what I think was sixth graders. He connected with them but moved on to the high school . As a faculty member I know I was so disappointed that he did not stay with us at the middle school, but his niche was the high school where he flourished. He was an impressive educator and his students not only finished the giant project but also dressed for success when required, ties and all. He had an extremely outgoing personality flecked with humor and bravado. His mustache was legendary and will live on in my memory along with his personality and tremendous teaching ability. Rest In Peace John Littmann and say hey to Scott. I regret that I will most likely not be able to attend his memorial. His family will be in my prayers.

Max Brackeen

February 6, 2019

He was my favorite teacher in high school. I majored in political science in college, because I saw he was teaching some of the classes. I knew I would learn if he was the teacher, and he motivated me to do well. I really admired Mr. Littmann. Great person.

Laiken Easterling

February 6, 2019

Mr. Littmann was a treasure. He challenged us every day, and made learning fun. I will always think of him fondly. "Be careful out there"

Mary Alice Martin

February 6, 2019

Mr. Littmann was one one of my favorite teachers at THS. His interest and enthusiasm was contagious. I’m so glad I got to know him.


First day of school always involved the tie he received from his good friend George McCasland.


John sure loved his Judah-man!