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Blue Ridge teacher remembered as man of 'honesty, integrity'

By Joe Beck

Students and faculty at Blue Ridge Technical Center in Front Royal on Tuesday mourned the death of welding teacher Frederick Little Jr. in a tractor accident earlier in the week.

Melody Sheppard, Blue Ridge's principal, said Little will be remembered as "an excellent teacher."

She said social workers were available at the school Tuesday and others had taken advantage of grief counseling available at Warren Middle School and the two high schools in Front Royal.

"Mr. Little had a huge impact on the students in his welding class," she said. "He was well-respected and highly regarded by his colleagues. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with Mr. Little's family."

Officials with the Warren County Sheriff's Office said Monday that deputies were called to 158 Ranger Court just after 3 p.m. Sunday to investigate a tractor accident. They said they found Little lying under a tractor-loader. Authorities later declared him dead at the scene.

Little was working on his property at the time of the accident, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Sheppard said Little, 59, worked part time at the school. He had joined the Blue Ridge faculty in 2001 as an automotive technology teacher, she said.

School superintendent Pamela McInnis said he retired in June 2008, but returned in September 2008 to teach welding part time.

"Fred Little was a man of integrity, honesty and loyalty," McInnis said. "His colleagues respected him for his teaching skills and his positive interactions with both staff and students."

Sheppard said Blue Ridge plans to schedule a memorial service at the school after funeral arrangements are completed.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com

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This is indeed tragic. It would be helpful to know the circumstances of the accident, if available. Those who operate tractors might be alerted to a potential danger.

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