ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Short, 72 years old, born on August 30, 1949, and passed away on September 2, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Frances Short on June 21, 2022
Happy Father’s Day in heaven Richard I couldn’t have picked a better dad for my kids and my fur baby you were always the best and spent your whole life showing your family how much they meant to you I will miss you until the day we meet again I lo
Posted by Troy Yancey mcnair on June 16, 2022
Hey papaw i miss u to death boys bc u were like a father a good one and u taught me abt life and how to live and i wish I could hug u again bc i love your hugs and u taught me to look at the world like present u haven’t opened yet but in all i hope your dancing with the real elvis and your tell him storys abt your life like u did with me i love you Pappaw with all my heart love your grandson troy boy or bubby❤️
Posted by Theresa Kinman on June 13, 2022
I I miss all our teasing together all the bingo always telling me come on Theresa were we going you our the kindness and loving person I ever new you always welcome me as family i miss you so. Much you will always be in my heart my friend you our my angel now and you will be with me always'
Posted by Angie McNair on June 10, 2022
Dad,
I don't know how to express the pain I've been feeling without you. The pain is so deep and hard to even begin to deal with. You are an amazing daddy and you are my hero. I miss you more than words can ever express. I miss talking to you everyday so much. Something is missing. Thank you for always being there for me in all the times in my life when you were the only one who could make it better. Thank you for being a wonderful husband and showing us all how a man is supposed to be. I will forever love and miss you with every breath. ❤️ Thank you for loving your family.
Posted by Lola Ward on June 10, 2022
You leave behind a legacy that shows the true depth of your integrity and devotion to family. It shows in the family that lives on to remember and honor you. 
Posted by Frances Short on June 10, 2022
From the first time I seen you I knew you were the man I wanted to marry and spend the rest of my life with and 11 days later we did marry and we stayed together 49 years and I would’ve spent eternity with you I love and miss you every day life seems so useless without you I love you forever

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Posted by Frances Short on June 21, 2022
Happy Father’s Day in heaven Richard I couldn’t have picked a better dad for my kids and my fur baby you were always the best and spent your whole life showing your family how much they meant to you I will miss you until the day we meet again I lo
Posted by Troy Yancey mcnair on June 16, 2022
Hey papaw i miss u to death boys bc u were like a father a good one and u taught me abt life and how to live and i wish I could hug u again bc i love your hugs and u taught me to look at the world like present u haven’t opened yet but in all i hope your dancing with the real elvis and your tell him storys abt your life like u did with me i love you Pappaw with all my heart love your grandson troy boy or bubby❤️
Posted by Theresa Kinman on June 13, 2022
I I miss all our teasing together all the bingo always telling me come on Theresa were we going you our the kindness and loving person I ever new you always welcome me as family i miss you so. Much you will always be in my heart my friend you our my angel now and you will be with me always'
his Life

From Feedsacks To Suits

From feed sacks to suits. Not in the clothes aspect of it so much. So to begin to tell you about my dad I won’t start at the beginning of his life but at the point where he was born again.  Let me tell you of some moments my dad enjoyed because of that decision:
13,505 days to be a husband, father, friend and neighbor 
Lived to celebrate 49 years of marriage and love his best friend. To be loved by his best friend 
Watch all of his children hit 40 years of age 
Got to meet and hold his latest great grandson and namesake 
Seen his grandson graduate high school 
Watch his daughter finish nursing school and witness her success. 
Attend his sons college graduation 
Got to ride on an airplane, something he said he’d never do. 
Watch and admire his baby boy become a man others would envy 
Beat a lung cancer diagnosis 
Out live 8 of his siblings 
Seen the turn of a century 
Seen the ocean and put his feet in the water 
Made friends with an impersonator of one his lifelong idols (Elvis)
Because of all of these along with more to mention. My dad gave me and my family one of the greatest family experiences of a lifetime 
If anyone ever met, talked, or had any kind of an experience or interactions with my dad for the last 35 years. Little some may have known witnessed a miracle.
My dad made a decision in 1984 to give his life to Jesus. Make Him Lord and Savior of his life. He told me the story of when and how it happened. How that he asked God that if He would give him his family back he would quit drinking. Yeah my dad was quite the drinker. Kind of ironic with his job of parking cars. If you had your car parked in Cincinnati between the years of 64’-86. It may have been dad and a good possibility not a sober one. I remember the story of him riding a bicycle. My sisters ten speed to be exact. But he rode it across the Big Mac bridge more than likely around 11-12 at night. He would say I was drunk as a skunk. Anyway he ended up wrecking the bike somewhere between Cincinnati and Newport. He Warped the tire so bad he had to carry it and couldn’t remember the next morning what and how it happened. Yeah this was the kind of lifestyle we had come accustomed to. So This wasn’t the first time my dad has promised to quit. There were many empty promises made before. So many my mom probably lost count. My dad knew this time something was different and he knew deep down something drastic had to change. I’m sure in that moment he remembered a story that he has heard so many times. About the love and forgiving grace of our Heavenly Father. He then made the decision to put his trust in something other than the thing keeping him from his family. That’s the difference. My dad found Jesus when he laid his burdens at the cross. When my dad went into the woods and sat on a rock, that summer day in 1984 he came out a different man. You don’t have to be an educated man. My dad had a 10th grade education. And made the right decision when it came to the biggest choice in life. Because of that decision God held true to His promise to be faithful and just. For the extra 35 years and Gods transformation that my dad and my God gave me. He became the dad who’s ready to jump when his kid called. Like at Ray’s wedding my sister called our dad and proceeded to tell him about a big boy statue. All dad heard was there was a big boy after your sister and we need to go. Well it was a whole 200 feet away and when we arrived. Me and dad find an actual frisches big boy statue. We laughed of course but that was the dad that came out of the woods those many years ago. And our whole family is so thankful for that unselfish decision the man we called dad and husband. Jesus suffered the things of this world to be a personal savior to all. He even experienced the loss of His Father while on the cross. We love you and will always honor your memory and look at your life to be an example of how to live.
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Shared by Frances Short on June 21, 2022
Every day seems to get harder going on without you I never dreamed I would have to be without you I’m getting so weak and lonely without you to keep me going I love and and miss you with all