John  Short


John Lee Short, 75, of New Castle, Indiana, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, after several months illness. John was born October 10, 1943, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, to the late Richard and Lillian (Richards) Short. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael E. Short and a nephew, Michael C. Short, his second wife Nellie Short and his third wife Vechell (Bilbary Keaton) Short. John loved going to church and singing the songs of faith.
John attended Erie Methodist School until it closed in May 1958, he graduated in 1961 at Olive Hill School. John played baseball and basketball, played on the 1961 Eastern Kentucky all star team. John attended three years at Morehead State College.
Left to mourn John's passing include Carolyn Tidwell, mother of his three grown children, Stephen Thomas (wife Kim, granddaughter Megan), Kemberlie Short Sawahneh (grandchildren Jordan and Sarwah), and Catherine Short Watson (grandchildren Emanuel, Morgan, Amber, and Devon), all residing in the state of Alabama, and stepdaughter Ginger Thomas, of Boston, Massachusetts. John also is survived by siblings Richard (Elizabeth) Short, Jim (Madonna Gay) Short, Mary (Ronnie) Davis, Shirley (Jack) Lowe, Sue (Donald) Lambert, sister-in-law Vivian (Johnson) Short, and several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by many friends in Kentucky and Indiana. Services were conducted March 26, 2019 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Services in New Castle, with Pastor Bryan Hisle, Pastor Danny Douglas, Brother Elwood Evans and Brother Richard Short. Final resting place South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Indiana.
Published on April 1, 2019
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