Joyce Ann Short

Joyce Ann Short was born May 10, 1944 in Dyersburg, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of Robert Moody Wright and Gladys Adaline Johnson Wright.  Her step mother, Nora Virginia Meachum Wright, helped raise her.

She departed this life in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on May 7, 2017.  She was 72 years old.

On May 13, 1961 in Newbern, Tennessee, she was united in marriage to Clyde Short.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2016.

Joyce had many hobbies.  She loved to play the game of Yahtzee and other card games..  She was a faithful watcher of The Young and the Restless for many, many years.  She enjoyed listening to country music.  The most important things in her life revolved around her family and her dog, Snuggles.  She and Clyde hosted many family gatherings that included her kids, her grandkids, great grandkids, and her extended family.

Survived by – 1 son – Dennis Short and his wife, Dewona – Caruthersville, Missouri

2 daughters – Penny Cook – Hayti, Missouri and Linda Miller – Southaven, Mississippi

1 brother – Larry Wright

4 sisters – Sharon Hamil and her husband, Ray, Shirley Burr, Melinda Proctor, and Janet Hunt

Grandchildren – Chris and Stefani Short, Kristi Altice, Whitney Duffy, Brandy Thomas, Jacob Myers, Stephen Cunningham, Joy Short, Charlie and Gabrielle Cook, Amber Short, Cameron Short

Great grandchildren- Brooke, Evan, Chloe, Caden, Rylan, Slayde, Ariyell, Shaun, Preston, and Jayston

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers- Robert Wright, Jerry Burr and  Moody Keith Wright, 2 sisters – Barbara Rushing, and Debbie Wright, and a great granddaughter-Abbigayle Hall.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, Missouri with Pastor Danny Neal officiating. The interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele, Missouri. Pall-Bearers were Christopher Short, Jake Myers, Stephen Cunningham, Charley Cook, Cody Dudley and Ricky Burr. The H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of the services.



If you'd like to speak to us directly, call free 24 hours a day.

(573) 333-2300

If you'd like to speak to us directly, call free 24 hours a day.

H S Smith Funeral Home