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Mike Shortridge
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Obituary for Mike Shortridge

Mike Shortridge, 79 years of age of Rowe, VA, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. Born June 20, 1938 in Rowe, VA, he was the son of the late Ernest and Watie Blankenship Shortridge.

Mike was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a proud member of the Big A Mountain Fox Hunting Association and UMWA. He was a retired coal miner from Pittstons Coal Corporation. He enjoyed spending time in his garden and fox hunting. Loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents Mike was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lou White Shortridge in 1983 and one brother, Emory Shortridge.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Vonda Hill Shortridge of Birchleaf, VA; daughter, Constance Shortridge of Wythville, VA; son, Mikey Wayne Shortridge (Natasha Lothery) of Clintwood, VA; sisters, Geneva (James) Shepherd of Rowe, VA, Opal Rowe of Rowe, VA and Dean Harris of Rowe, VA; brothers, Don Shortridge of Rowe, VA, Harley Shortridge of Rowe, VA, Ralph (Sue) Shortridge of Rowe, VA, Robert (Mildred) Shortridge of Abingdon, VA, and Harold (Sandy) Shortridge of Richlands, VA; one sister-in-law, Shirley Shortridge of Abingdon, VA; grandsons, Brandon (Mary) Shortridge of Wythville, VA and Shannon D. (Shannon L.) Shortridge of Bristol, TN; and great-grandchildren, Trevor, Caleb, Scott, Lia, Matthew. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Stephanie (Anthony) Stiltner of Clintwood, VA; step-son, Luther Hill of Birchleaf, VA; step-grandchildren, Lachlan, Declan, and Maria; and step-great-grandchildren, Alayah and Jack.

Funeral Service for Mike Shortridge will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, October 8th 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Randy Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Street Cemetery in Rowe, VA.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Hale and members of the Big A Mountain Fox Hunting Club.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain on Saturday, October 7th, after 6:00 P.M. with an evening song service to be held at 7:00 P.M.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Evening song service to begin at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Street Cemetery-Drill Mt

Drill Mountain Road
Rowe, Virginia 24646


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