Funeral services for Richard Lawrence Short, age 70 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Gay officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Short passed away on Monday.
A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Short was the son of the late J. D. and Mary Elton Brown Short, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War. He was a retired guidance counselor at Moore County Elementary School and a member of the Prospect Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Judy Moyers Short of Fayetteville, children Melissa Short Casey of Valdosta, GA, Michael Short and wife Erin of Smyrna, TN and Amanda Brown and husband Jason of Fayetteville, grandchildren Cian Casey, Wylo Brown and Chesley Brown, step-children, Joe Montgomery and wife Jenny of McMinnville, TN, Amy Kinser and husband Donnie of Tullahoma, TN and five step-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund.