Joseph Eli was born on March 10, 1985, to Charles Edward Little and Michelle Paulson Barker in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Lubbock High School and attended South Plains College, Texas Tech University, and Lubbock Christian University. Joseph was a registered nurse at University Medical Center. On August 18, 2010, Joseph married the love of his life, Christine Camille Serapio, in Lubbock, Texas. He had 4 children that he was very hands-on and involved with. He always pushed and encouraged them to be the best version of themselves and always stated that they could do whatever they set their minds to. He always strives to be the best, no matter the competition. This mostly shows when in the gym, always trying to do more reps and weight than the people around him. Joseph was a very loving man. He cared for his family with everything he got, regardless of the situation. He attempts to handle things through the best manner possible. All of his family (his mom, dad, wife, children) meant everything. Survivors include his wife, Christine Camille Edwards; their children, Micaela, Michael, Marcus, and Sarah Renee; father, Charles Edward Little; mother, Michelle Renee Barker and husband, Howard Ray; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Paulson and wife, Valerie; maternal grandmother, Sandra Ninelist; siblings, Wilburn Hinsley, Kristin DuBry and husband, Doug and Kendra Little.