Mr. Clarence Edward Short of 828 S. Gillfield Drive, Petersburg, departed this life on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at John Randolph Medical Center, Hopewell. Clarence was born on May 19, 1951, to the late Regina Hanks. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Alice "Berta" Walker Short; a daughter, Cherita Short; mother, Regina Hanks; and a brother, Wayne Hanks.
Clarence was a former employee of Hillcrest Transportation where he worked as a truck driver from the start-up of the company until his health declined.
He was baptized at and a faithful member of Star of Hope Ministries in Dinwiddie County under the leadership of former pastor, Elder Arlie L. Lindsey Jr., and current pastor, Elder W. Earl Tucker Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Latonya Chestnut; stepchildren, Suzette, Vanessa, Paula, and Terrance Walker; adoptive children, Christine Wiggins and Sandrell Short; grandchildren, Raykwan and Jhanae Short, KeAndre Perry, Reginald Chestnut, Jasmine and Jovanda Wiggins; Krystal, Whitney and Tyler Walker, LaTosha Boyd, Dominique and Brandon Hawley; adoptive grandchildren, Nadine, Jakim, Unique and Taz Wiggins; great-granddaughter, Jordyn Walker; brothers, Rayfel Hanks (Gloria), Alvin Short, and David Batts; sister, Barbara Small (George); mother-in-law, Mary L. Jenkins, and a host of loving nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends, to include devoted friends, Bernice Graves, Tabitha Delane, John Edmonds and Rita Al-Khtaabeh, the Hillcrest Trucking family and his Star of Hope Church family.
A funeral service for Mr. Clarence E. Short will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Gravel Run Baptist Church, 12512 Duncan Road, Petersburg, (North Dinwiddie), the Rev. Dr. Larry D. Brown, pastor, and Elder Arlie Lindsey Jr., eulogist. The interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
The family will also receive friends at 3028 Homestead Drive, Petersburg, and may be contacted by calling the following: Rafel Hanks, 804-397-6494; Vanessa Walker, 804-733-2840; or Suzette Walker, 804-720-8257.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Short at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com