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.
We are deeply saddened of the loss of our dearest friend Athens will never be the same we are losing all our good friends Carolynn will always be my closest and dearest friend forever we love you and cotton
Charlie, is a great man & mechanic! I would take my vehicle over to the BP Station on Romany Road in Lexington & then followed Charlie out to Athens! I would take my bike with me, drop my vehicle in Athens, & then ride back into Lexington! I always trusted his work & word! God Bless!
Lenna Sparkman Dixonsays
I’m in total shock with this news of Charlie. He and Cotton were two of the best HONEST, friendly, big heart, kind and always smiling. They loved my fried dried apple pies. Strangely enough I was making those pies this morning when I got the news. I am so so saddened, they were like family. Will see you again Charlie at the great mansion in the sky. RIP
Carolyn and Cotton I am sorry for your loss. I've known and loved Charlie for more than 40 years, Met him on Romany Road, followed him to Versailles and then to Athens. One of the kindest and most generous men I have ever known, I to will miss him greatly. May God bless you and the family.
RIP Charlie. Wishing the Short family comfort and peace during this difficult time.
It was around 2014, .......I had recently moved to the Bluegrass area and my classic 79 Malibu needed a little love and care. I had a good friend, Ty, that worked at Advance on Richmond road and I was there at Ty's counter with some parts to check out...... and just so happened that Ty was on the phone with Charlie at the time. After the call, I mentioned to Ty that my car needed some work........ and that is how I found out about Charlie Short. I went straight to Athens after leaving Advance. There was Charlie sitting at his desk,,,, although I did not know it was him. He asked if he could help me, and I told him about my car,,,,,, and about my friend Ty telling me about him. Charlie smiled and told me that Ty was such a good fellow and they had been friends for a while. We sat there and talked for 15 minutes. Charlie treated me like a friend that day,,,,,, and we did become friends. I have been a customer ever since. Sometimes I would stop just to say hello. Thank you Ty....... I was blessed to have known Charlie Short.