Clyde Short​



Was born in Holland, Missouri on June 26, 1940.

Departed this life at his residence on December 8, 2016 at the age of 76.

He was the son of the late Clyde Short & Ruby Rush Short.

On May 13, 1961 in Newbern, Tennessee he was united in marriage to Joyce Ann Wright.


Mr. Short loved spending time with his family most of all but also enjoyed the following: He loved working, tinkering, home cooking by his wonderful wife, Joyce; gardening, fishing, hunting, watching western movies, listening to country music, being around animals, reading, telling jokes and coffee and cigarettes. He also never met a stranger and enjoyed paying all of his bills as soon as his check came in.

He was of the Baptist faith.


His Wife  -  Joyce Ann Short  -  Hayti, Missouri

1 Son  -  Dennis Short & his wife, Dewona, of Caruthersville, Missouri

2 Daughters  -  Penny Cook  - Kennett, Missouri

                           Linda Miller  - Southaven, Mississippi

3 Sisters  -  Faye Griffith        - Helena, Montana

                     Venita Burgess   - Clinton, Arkansas

                     Bonnie Jackson  - Holcomb, Missouri

1 Brother -  Doug Short  - Fox, Arkansas


Sister-in-law  -  Shirley Burr  - Dyersburg, Tennessee

Brothers-in-law – Larry Wright, of Caruthersville & Ray Hamil & his wife, Sharon, of Dyersburg, TN.

Grandchildren – Chris & Stefani Short of Memphis, TN.; Kristi Altice of Hayti, MO.; Caleb & Whitney Duffy of Hayti; Brandy Thomas of Southaven, MS.; Jacob Myers of Denver, CO.; Stephen Cunningham of Southaven, MS.; Joy Short, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Charlie & Gabrielle Cook, of Kennett, MO.; Amber Short, of Caruthersville and Cameron Short of Caruthersville.

Great Grandchildren  -  Brooke, Evan, Chloe & Caden, all of Memphis, TN; Rylan & Slayde of Hayti, MO.; Ariyell Thomas of Southaven, MS. And Shaun, Preston and Jayston, all of Hayti, Missouri.

& a number of other relatives and many, many friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Clyde & Ruby Short, Sisters: Gladys Morgan, Virginia Austin; Brothers-in-law, Jerry Burr & Pete Griffith and a precious great grand-daughter, Abbigayle Hall.



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