Roy Short

Published 1:33 am Saturday, April 8, 2017

Roy Short


Roy Short, 72, of Lancaster, passed away April 5, 2017 in Mercer County. He was born in Garrard County on August 31, 1944 to the late Jesse and Lilly Davis Short.

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Roy was a veteran, serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War.

Surviving are two sons, Marcus Short of Hazard, Ky. and Daniel Short of Junction City; one daughter, Tisha Lane (George) of Junction City; five brothers, James Short (Betty) of McKinney, Clifford Short of Indiana, David Short (Connie) of Lancaster, Johnny Short (Lois) of Harrodsburg, and Kenneth Jordan (Margaret) of Lancaster; five sisters, Mary Brussell of Harrodsburg, Margaret Rousey of Garrard County, Opal Short of Garrard County, Shirley Gilbert of Garrard County, and Libby Cress (Bill) of Stanford; grandchildren, Jessica Lane, Katie Lane, Ryan Short, and Stella Short; and great-grandchildren, Cayden Lane and Cecily Smith.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clarman Short; and two sisters, Christine Winkler and Edith Southerland. Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Rev. Bryce McCulley officiating. Burial in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Pallbearers are Bill Cress, Mike Smith, George Lane, Steven Rousey, Nick Gilbert, and Stuart Short. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel and Marcus Short.