The man who died after falling from a roof at a home near Ames Lake on Friday has been identified as Mike Little. He was 52.
Relatives said Little lived in Granite Falls and owned his own company, Unique Roofing Concepts. He is survived by his wife, Kim, two grown children, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
“He was just full of life," said his sister-in-law, Shelley Little “He was the favorite uncle. You could be yourself (around him)—you didn’t have to worry about what you said or what you did.”
Mike Little and his wife Kim had been together since they were teenagers, Shelley Little said. He had purchased his wife a special "eternity" necklace as a Christmas present.
She opened it on Sunday night, surrounded by other family members.
"He was always thinking ahead and taking care of Kim,” Shelley said.
Little was one of two roofers who fell about 50 feet onto a concrete walkway at a home in unincorporated Redmond near Ames Lake on Friday. Little was pronounced dead at the scene; the other man was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear life-threatening, police said.
The death was ruled an accident by the King County Medical Examiner.
Shelley Little said her brother-in-law had been in the roofing business since he was 16 and always following strict safety procedures. His co-workers were also very experienced, and the group had been working together for quite some time, she said.
“So there’s just no sense to make out of this," she said. “Mike was so good at safety—that’s why it’s all blowing us away.”
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