Jesse H. Shortt
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POCOMOKE CITY — Jesse Henry Shortt, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Jesse Willard Shortt and Kathleen Webb Shortt.
He is survived by his daughters, Julie Packard and Jackie Bailey, both of Crestview, Fla.; stepdaughters, Shanay Thornton of Salisbury, Ashley Thornton of Pocomoke and stepson, Terry Thornton of Clinton, Md., and his former wife, Patsy Shortt of Pocomoke. There are 10 grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Gary Shortt, and his wife, Debbie, of Snow Hill, and sisters, Ethel Mariner and her husband, Harrison, of Snow Hill and Mary Ann Melson of Pocomoke. He leaves several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters; Nancy Franklin and Barbara Jean Carey.
Mr. Shortt was a graduate of Snow Hill High School and had worked as a supervisor with Purity Bacon in Salisbury, and Tyson Poultry in Temperanceville. He had served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of Olivet Christian Church.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor Houston Hill will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Spense Baptist Cemetery near Snow Hill.
A donation in his memory may be made to Olivet Christian Church Mission Fund, 1806 Honeywell Rd., Snow Hill, Md. 21863.
Published in The Daily Times on Dec. 2, 2012