Charles "Charlie" Short
Sunday 21st of December 1952 - Wednesday 20th of October 2021
Charles Ray Short, 68, passed away in the early morning of Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Charlie was born in Manchester, Kentucky to the late Howard and Evelyn (Collins) Short on December 21, 1952.
On June 13, 1971 Charlie wed Carolyn Rader and together, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was the owner of Athens Service Center in Lexington. He loved drag racing, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Carolyn; son, Charles “Cotton” (Stephanie) Short, Jr.; grandchildren, Sydney, Lynsey, C.J., and Benjamin Short as well as Paige Smith, and Haley Shelby; brothers, Howard Short, Jr. of Lexington, KY and John Short of London, KY; sisters, Evelyn Jones and Brenda Evans both of Richmond, KY; grandson-in-law, Jeremy Jent, and special nephews, John Devon and Matthew Williams. In addition to his parents, his brother, Dan Short, preceded Charlie in death.
Visitation for Mr. Short will be Tuesday, October 26th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Milward – Man O’War located at 1509 Trent Blvd. Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 27th at 1:00 pm with Kenny King and Roger Ellis presiding. Interment will follow in Athens Christian Church Cemetery in Lexington.
In honor of his legacy, memorial donations may be directed to Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute online at my.clevelandclinic.org/giving/make-a-gift.
To share a remembrance of Charlie or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
So sorry for the loss of your Dad…Cotton…. I’m so sorry I just found out about this…please know you are in my thoughts and prayers …. He always knew what’s wrong with my car…
Charles Kelly Kilgoresays
Cotton Tina and I just got this news. We are So sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with you and your family!
Just heard about Charlie's passing. To all his family and friends---so sorry for your loss. A "good" man who will not be forgotten.
Harry and Nancy Baersays
Charlie was a wonderful guy. I certainly enjoyed talking to him while at the garage. Sincere condolences to the family.
Harry and Nancy Baersays
Charlie was a wonderful guy. My husband enjoyed talking with Charlie, while our vehicles were being worked on. Our sincere condolences.
Carol and Scott Rickmansays
We were so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was always so kind to us and took care of us (and our vehicles) through the years. He will be missed.