Charles "Charlie" Short

Sunday 21st of December 1952 - Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Charles "Charlie" Short

Services

Visitation

Oct 26, 2021 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Milward - Man O'War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Funeral Service

Oct 27, 2021 (1:00 pm )

Milward - Man O'War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Clergy Kenny King and Roger Ellis

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.  

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Guest Book

Carol and Scott Rickman

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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.

2 months ago

Emma Baldwin

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So sorry for your loss 🙏🏼

2 months ago

C. D. Gentry

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My good friend & Brother in Christ shall be greatly missed as he was the center hub of the Community Of Athens hear in Fayetteville County. An astute gentleman, devout husband, father, Christian, and leader of men, Charlie will now be sitting at the feet of His Lord and Savior, basking in His Glory eternally! Thank You Heavenly Father for allow me to be Charlie’s friend.

2 months ago

Chris Seals

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Carolyn and Cotton, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Charlie was a great guy. My prayers are with you and your family.

2 months ago

LouAnn Stivers Morgan

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Cotton to you and your family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Growing up in Athens knowing your dad was a pleasure. After watching this video of all the memories that were made, you have been blessed and these memories are what will get you through many days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

2 months ago

Amy Brennan

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My husband Michael and I are very sad to hear that Charlie passed. He was a kind man. He will be missed.

2 months ago