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Fred Avery Short, Sr.

August 27, 1941 March 13, 2019
Fred Avery Short, Sr.
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Obituary for Fred Avery Short, Sr.

Fred A. Short, Sr., age 77, of Elizabethton, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of McDowell County, West Virginia, Fred resided in Oakwood, Virginia until 1988, then moved to Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was the son of the late William Perry and Bessie Mae Short; and his late step-mother, Virgie Short. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yohallo Winchester Short; a son, Marvin Allen Short; two brothers, Perry William Short, Jr and Norman Short; a sister, Elouise Irene Short Little; and two great grandchildren, Neveah Miracle Wright and Averie Yohallo Wright.

Fred was a member of the Higher Ground Holiness Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a retired coal miner, former employee of Jewell Smokeless, a former truck driver and served his country proudly as a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Those left to cherish Fred’s memory include his son, Fred Avery Short, Jr. and his wife Candace, of Elizabethton; his daughters, Teresa Sue Tressler and Carol Lynn Short, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Dolores Thomas, of Middletown, DE, Helen James, of Woodland Beach, DE and Gaylene Justus, of Abingdon, VA; one brother, Marvin Ross Short, of Oceana, WV; seven grandchildren, Jessica Wright, Justin Proffitt, Tiffani Yontz, Brittani Proffitt, Joshua Short, Jenny Tressler and Caleb Short, all of Elizabethton; seven beautiful great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews that he adored; and he was more than a brother-in-law, he was a brother to the Winchester family. He was PaPaw to all!

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Fred A. Short, Sr. will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Reverend Billy Wayne Winchester, Jr., officiating. Music will be provided by Brandi Winchester. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Friday.

The family will also hold a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Shortridge Ramey Funeral Home Chapel in Keen Mountain, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the service.

Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard at the funeral home.

The graveside service will follow in the Meadows Cemetery in Oakwood, Virginia. Active pallbearers will be: Justin Proffitt, Joshua Short, Caleb Short, Brandon Winchester, Noah Winchester, Michael Justus, Peyton Simpson and Alex Yontz. Family and friends will travel together in procession to the cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com and www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

16

Mar

1:00 PM 3/16/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

16

Mar

2:00 PM 3/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Meadows Cemetery Final Resting Place

Youngs Branch
Oakwood, VA 24631

Youngs Branch Oakwood 24631 VA
United States
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