Obits: Robert James Short

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2014



 Robert James Short

Robert James “Bob” Short, 91, of Camelot Way, Mocksville died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Autumn Care of Mocksville. 

He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Bluefield, W.Va. to the late Charles Lee Short and Mattie Beatrice Stamper Short. He served in the US Navy during World War II from March, 1943-November, 1945, attaining the rank of Seaman First Class. He was a residential house painter. 

He was also preceded in death by 3 wives, Katie, Grace and Charlotte; 2 sons, Larry Short and Steve Short; 2 sisters, Beulah S. Duncan and Vernie S. Willenbury; and a brother, Charles W. Short. 

Survivors: 4 sons, James Robert Short (Verna), Ronald Lewis Short (Rita), and Joseph Allen Short (Charlene Driver), all of Mocksville, and Robert Lee Short (Kim) of Kentucky; 2 daughters, Phyllis Short Hayes (Larry Williams) of Mocksville, and Teresa Short Penny (Terry) of Kentucky; 2 brothers, Jackson Lee Short (Karen) of New Castle, Del. and Franklin D. Short (Rita) of Harmony; 4 sisters, Joyce Ann S. Smith (Jerry) of Princeton, W.Va., Elizabeth S. Alcorn (Ed) of Dunedin, Fla., Helen S. Wright (Bill), and Mary Irene S. Prinson, both of Lexington Park, Md.; plus many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. 

A celebration of life memorial service was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Steve Cox officiating. Military honors were accorded by the Davie County Honor Guard and the NC National Guard. The family received friends in the chapel one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: charity of donor’s choice. 

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