Darryl was born November 23, 1965 in Cedar City, Utah to Edward Little and Anita Zuniga Little. He grew up in Cedar City, participating in Boy Scouts and Native American sports tournaments. He graduated from high school, and Pima College, Arizona, where he studied building technology and construction management, later going on to work as a firefighter and an archaeologist.
Darryl was a member of the Cedar Band of Paiutes, later in life becoming more spiritual, and believing in the cultural customs of his people, with his family roots in Arizona and Nevada. He married Sharon Brown Little on September 30, 2012.
Darryl was a Redskins fan, and enjoyed basketball, baseball, fishing, hunting, riding, snow tubing, working in the yard, listening to music, and spending time with family. He had his way of always finding the good in people, and believing in everything despite all that he had been through. He broke all stereotypes and lived his life according to his choices. He was self-sufficient and took care of everyone around him, encouraging them to also be independent. He always had the best advice, lived life one day at a time and never gave up, because he believed that life is beautiful and there is always hope.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Little; children, Bryan Little, Meladee (Jason) Killpack, Chantell (Chris) Pettigrewn, Rhett Jonsson and Ryan Jonsson; 1 grandchild, Bryan Edward Little Jr.; his mother, Anita Little; and sisters Christine Little, Francine Little, Michelle Little, Deana Little and Bettina Little; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his son, Tyler Charles; father, Edward Little; sister, Pauline Little; and grandparents, Henry T. and Carrie K Zuniga, and Topah and Short Lady Little.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 North 300 West, Cedar City, UT). A viewing was held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Southern Utah Mortuary. Interment was in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com