Charlie J. ShortFebruary 11, 1937 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 80)
Charlie J. Short passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 in Crestview, Florida at the age of 80.
He is tenderly remembered by his devoted wife of 63 years, Helen Short née Loyd; his son, Joey, and his wife, Terri; his daughter, Denice, and her husband, Bill Poindexter; his son, Loyd, and his wife, Teresa; his daughter, Diana and her husband, David Cassell; his sisters, Patricia Welch and Betty Sue; his 6 grandchildren; and his 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Charles Short.
He was born in Clark County, Arkansas on February 11, 1937 and resided for many years in Okaloosa County, Florida. He retired from the United States Air Force and was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, serving as Master of Okaloosa Lodge #312. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Valparaiso where he volunteered as a leader of the Royal Ambassadors and was instrumental in the opening of a daycare center. Above all, he loved and cherished his family, instilling these values in them.
Visitation will be held at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville on Tuesday, November 14th, from 5 to 7 pm. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 15th, at 10 am at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Heritage Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network in the memory of Charlie J. Short.