SHELBY-- George Palmer Short, 88, of Shelby, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at his residence. A native of Cleveland County, he is the son of the late Elbert Houser Short and Daisy Matheny Short. Mr. Short worked for Shelby Fish Camp for 50 years. He was also an accountant for several businesses, served as a Notary Public, and a Minister of Music at church. He walked closely with his savior Jesus Christ. He read his Bible 21 times since the passing of his wife. Mr. Short served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. He was a member of Manna Baptist Church.
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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Omie Harvey Short; two brothers, Jack Short and Glenn Short; and one sister, JoAnn Matheny.
He is survived by two daughters, Renae Harwell and husband Mickey of Denton, and Lark Eskridge of Shelby; three grandchildren, Michael Harwell and wife Barbee, Stephanie Queen and husband Joey, and Jeff Harwell; six great grandchildren; one sister, Grace Deviney; and son-in-law, Jimmy Eskridge.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cleveland Funeral Services.
Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cleveland Memorial Park
Officiating: The Rev. Andy Stevens
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 27, 2013