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.
Cotton, I’m so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a wonderful person. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Deepest sympathies for the Short family and all who knew Charlie. He was a great, kind man who always had a smile and never met a stranger! He will be sorely missed but his legacy will be honored and carried on by his wonderful son and his memory will always be with us. I am proud to have known him. Rest Easy Charlie!
margaret l youngsays
Charlie was such a great person. Always lending a helping hand. So kind and caring. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.
What a wonderful, kind, and funny man Charlie was - and always generous (still remember that when I was a poor grad student, he was always willing to let me pay my repair bill in little chunks). My deepest sympathies to the Short family. Carolyn and Cotton, we here at DreamTime Farm are thinking of you.
What a GREAT guy!
Charlie was truly a great man and person. Thoughts and prayers are with y'all brother