BESSEMER CITY - Kenneth Gene Short, 67, of 106 Northwoods Drive, passed away March 22, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
He was born March 30, 1945 in Cleveland County, the son of the late Paul and Della Barnes Short.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Jerry Short.
He is survived by three sons, Mike Short and wife Tammy of Belmont, Joey Short of Bessemer City and Tony Short of Gastonia; two daughters, Kelli Kendrick and husband Phillip of Bowling Green, Ky., and Melissa Short of Gastonia; one sister, Sandi Wright and husband Steve of Grover; one brother, Don Short and wife Dot of Shelby; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home in Kings Mountain, with the Rev. Kevin Whittington officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community One Bank, 804 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054, to Phillip or Kelli Kendrick.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.claybarnette.com.