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

ward julie

says

Cotton, I’m so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a wonderful person. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

9 months ago

Stephanie Reynolds

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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!

9 months ago

margaret l young

says

Charlie was such a great person. Always lending a helping hand. So kind and caring. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.

9 months ago

Carolin Walz

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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.

9 months ago

Bob Houtz

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What a GREAT guy!

9 months ago

Thomas Barry

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Charlie was truly a great man and person. Thoughts and prayers are with y'all brother

9 months ago