Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 19, 2014

Clarence David (Dave) Short Jr.


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

MAVISDALE, Va. — Clarence David (Dave) Short, Jr., 67 years of age, of Mavisdale, VA, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his home. Born October 23, 1946 in Richlands, VA, he was the son of the late Clarence David Short, Sr. and Mary Ball Short.

Dave was a United States Marine having served during the Vietnam conflict, retired from VP#1 and was a member of the UMWA, the Antivestis Group, was a top national recruiter for the American Legion, a past State Commander for Sons of the American Legion, a past Post Commander, past District Commander, past District Vice Commander for the state of Virginia, member of the John Ratliff Post #164 of the American Legion and Sandy Valley Lodge #17 of Grundy, VA. He was a life time member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Marine Corp Legion. He enjoyed softball, bowling, hunting, fishing, water skiing and was of the Baptist faith. A loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Lue Lambert, brother Michael Short, sister-in-law Diana Short, niece Michelle Wheeler and nephew David (Bo) Lambert.

Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Nancy Keen Short of Mavisdale, VA; son Kevin (Tracey) Short of Richlands, VA; brother Darrell (Dana) Short of Richlands, VA; half-brother John Short of MD; half-sisters Crystal Martinez and Robin Short both of MD.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Caleb, Matthew and Elijah Short, brothers-in-law Howard Lambert of Richlands, VA and Dr. J.E. (Vivian) Keen of Davenport, VA; sister-in-law Rebecca (Joseph) Mullins of NC; nieces Amy Short, Rema Keen, Kelley (Tom) Mackey, Yvonne LaFountain; nephews Darrell Short, Jr., Scott Short, Raubi Elswick and Ben Elswick ; great nephews Luke, Ty and Levi Mackey.

Funeral services for Clarence David (Dave) Short, Jr. will be conducted at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon with the Reverend Ronald (Rick) Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be the John Ratliff Post #164 of the American Legion.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ravi Titha and the staff of Helping Hands Home Health.

Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the John Ratliff Post #164 of the American Legion.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, January 19, 2014 after 6:00 p.m.

The family of Clarence David (Dave) Short, Jr. has entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.