Richard Lawrence Short
January 26, 1942 -
December 3, 2012

Visitation

December 5, 2012
5-8 p.m.

Service 

December 6, 2012
11 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

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.

Video Services

28 Comments

  1. Tracey Price Harden

    I always loved talking to Richard. We worked together for several year in Lynchburg. He was always so kind and just a sweet person.

    Reply
  2. GAYLE SHELTON

    Judy and family, I know this is a very hard time. Put your faith in God. He will surely see you through this. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  3. Danny and Donna Steelman

    Judy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. If we can help in any way, please let us know. Our God is an awesome God.

    Reply
  4. Jason Ramsey

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had no idea that Richard was depressed. He hid it so well from me. If there’s anything I can do you let me know.

    Jason

    Reply
  5. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Thinking of you and the family at this most difficult time.

    Reply
  6. Christy Curtis

    Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have made it tonight. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Christy and The Buchanan Family

    Reply
  7. beverly towry

    judy, so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers, beverly

    Reply
  8. Interstate Warehousing

    Michael – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if we can do anything.

    Your friends @ Interstate

    Reply
  9. Pat Hobbs

    I had the privilege of working with Richard for three years at Lynchburg Elementary. Richard was a great friend and I loved talking to him, he was a kind and gentle soul. May God Bless and comfort all of you.

    Reply
  10. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Judy, our sincere sympathy to you and family over the loss of one so dear. May your precious memories help heal the pain you are feeling at this time. Our prayers are with you and will be for sometime to come!!

    God Bless you and yours,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  11. Chuck Shewry

    Rich and I met in high school when I was a freshman and he was a senior. Despite the usual seniors don’t befriend freshmen, we became fast friends and to this day I consider him to be the brother I didn’t have. I have many fond memories of his ironic sense of humor and the adventures we had in those years. I knew, and I hope he did also, that even as the years streamed past, we could always count on each other. Luckily I saw him this past september when I visited Fayetteville. That he was taken from us so suddenly is a real tragedy. My deepest condolences go out to Judy, and to Melissa, Michael, and Amanda. We have all lost someone very special.

    Reply
  12. SANDRA CHUNN

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Richards passing.
    Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless each of you and give you strength in the difficult days ahead.

    Reply
  13. Duff George

    Michael, We are sorry for your loss. 70 years is way to young. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Sincerely,
    Duff

    Reply
  14. Peggy G. Bevels

    It seems mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. May God help ease your pain. You’re in my prayers.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  15. Benny Edwards

    Judy……Im so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time…………Benny

    Reply
  16. Dave Milliken

    Not sure if you remember me but I ran around with Richard in High School. I have very fond memories of those days.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. The Richard I knew was a very, very fine person. I always enjoyed catching up with him at our class reunions.

    You have my condolences and prayers.
    Dave

    Reply
  17. Jerry C. Pate

    Richard was a best friend and true pal all through high school at Lincoln County Central High School. We spent many hours together after school just buming around Fayetteville and Lincoln County. Age catches up to all of us, but funny we don’t seem any older in mind or body. I have many fond memories of Richard and his memorable tails of his summers out west in the national park service.
    Richard will be sorely missed!

    Jerry

    Reply
  18. Ben King

    I never was around Richard that I didn’t come away impressed with what he could contribute to a conversation. I would always wish that I had that kind of memory and personality. I so enjoyed those years when Amanda and Michael and my children spent time together. I have missed Richard even before today.
    He loved his children and was so proud of them. Rightfully so. May God help you all through this time of suffering and grief.

    Reply
  19. Jennifer Smith

    Amanda, Iam so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. JENNIFER

    Reply
  20. Susie Shewry Kutchi

    Judy and family,

    My heart is broken to hear of Richard’s passing. I’ve considered him my friend and brother for more than 50 years. I wish I could be there with you on Thursday, but will be with you in spirit and in love. May your memories keep him alive in your hearts.

    With love and sympathy to you all,

    Susie

    Reply
  21. Don Reed

    Judy – please accept my condolences. Richard was a true friend from high school, college, the Navy and later life. He was truly a good person.

    Reply
  22. James and Kaye Bonner

    Judy;

    We knew Richard for many years and enjoyed his friendship. We are sorry to learn of his passing and lift up a prayer for you and all the children.

    Jim & Kaye

    Reply
  23. Wanda Preston

    Judy, I am so sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. My prayers will now include another dimension from those I have been sending up for you. May God’s peace that
    truly passes understanding be with you and yours.

    Reply
  24. Sue Cary

    Dear Judy and children,
    I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I’ve known him for many years and he was a fine man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and in the days ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply
  25. Dennie and. Betty. Jo. Massey

    Judy our. Prayers are with you. And your. Family in the loss. Of. Your. Love. One May. Gods blessings. Be with each of you. Dennie and. Betty Jo

    Reply
  26. Harold & Kathy Means

    Mrs. Judy we are so sorry for your loss. We will lift you up in prayer.If we can do anything please let us know. May God wrap his precious arms around you…

    Reply
  27. Freda Kinser Blair

    Dear Judy,

    So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers with you.

    Freda and family

    Reply
  28. Allison Edwards Greene

    Judy – I’m so sorry for your loss. If you need any of us, please let me know. Love, Allison

    Reply

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Memories

28 Comments

  1. Tracey Price Harden

    I always loved talking to Richard. We worked together for several year in Lynchburg. He was always so kind and just a sweet person.

    Reply
  2. GAYLE SHELTON

    Judy and family, I know this is a very hard time. Put your faith in God. He will surely see you through this. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  3. Danny and Donna Steelman

    Judy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. If we can help in any way, please let us know. Our God is an awesome God.

    Reply
  4. Jason Ramsey

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had no idea that Richard was depressed. He hid it so well from me. If there’s anything I can do you let me know.

    Jason

    Reply
  5. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Thinking of you and the family at this most difficult time.

    Reply
  6. Christy Curtis

    Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have made it tonight. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Christy and The Buchanan Family

    Reply
  7. beverly towry

    judy, so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers, beverly

    Reply
  8. Interstate Warehousing

    Michael – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if we can do anything.

    Your friends @ Interstate

    Reply
  9. Pat Hobbs

    I had the privilege of working with Richard for three years at Lynchburg Elementary. Richard was a great friend and I loved talking to him, he was a kind and gentle soul. May God Bless and comfort all of you.

    Reply
  10. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Judy, our sincere sympathy to you and family over the loss of one so dear. May your precious memories help heal the pain you are feeling at this time. Our prayers are with you and will be for sometime to come!!

    God Bless you and yours,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  11. Chuck Shewry

    Rich and I met in high school when I was a freshman and he was a senior. Despite the usual seniors don’t befriend freshmen, we became fast friends and to this day I consider him to be the brother I didn’t have. I have many fond memories of his ironic sense of humor and the adventures we had in those years. I knew, and I hope he did also, that even as the years streamed past, we could always count on each other. Luckily I saw him this past september when I visited Fayetteville. That he was taken from us so suddenly is a real tragedy. My deepest condolences go out to Judy, and to Melissa, Michael, and Amanda. We have all lost someone very special.

    Reply
  12. SANDRA CHUNN

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Richards passing.
    Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless each of you and give you strength in the difficult days ahead.

    Reply
  13. Duff George

    Michael, We are sorry for your loss. 70 years is way to young. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Sincerely,
    Duff

    Reply
  14. Peggy G. Bevels

    It seems mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. May God help ease your pain. You’re in my prayers.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  15. Benny Edwards

    Judy……Im so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time…………Benny

    Reply
  16. Dave Milliken

    Not sure if you remember me but I ran around with Richard in High School. I have very fond memories of those days.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. The Richard I knew was a very, very fine person. I always enjoyed catching up with him at our class reunions.

    You have my condolences and prayers.
    Dave

    Reply
  17. Jerry C. Pate

    Richard was a best friend and true pal all through high school at Lincoln County Central High School. We spent many hours together after school just buming around Fayetteville and Lincoln County. Age catches up to all of us, but funny we don’t seem any older in mind or body. I have many fond memories of Richard and his memorable tails of his summers out west in the national park service.
    Richard will be sorely missed!

    Jerry

    Reply
  18. Ben King

    I never was around Richard that I didn’t come away impressed with what he could contribute to a conversation. I would always wish that I had that kind of memory and personality. I so enjoyed those years when Amanda and Michael and my children spent time together. I have missed Richard even before today.
    He loved his children and was so proud of them. Rightfully so. May God help you all through this time of suffering and grief.

    Reply
  19. Jennifer Smith

    Amanda, Iam so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. JENNIFER

    Reply
  20. Susie Shewry Kutchi

    Judy and family,

    My heart is broken to hear of Richard’s passing. I’ve considered him my friend and brother for more than 50 years. I wish I could be there with you on Thursday, but will be with you in spirit and in love. May your memories keep him alive in your hearts.

    With love and sympathy to you all,

    Susie

    Reply
  21. Don Reed

    Judy – please accept my condolences. Richard was a true friend from high school, college, the Navy and later life. He was truly a good person.

    Reply
  22. James and Kaye Bonner

    Judy;

    We knew Richard for many years and enjoyed his friendship. We are sorry to learn of his passing and lift up a prayer for you and all the children.

    Jim & Kaye

    Reply
  23. Wanda Preston

    Judy, I am so sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. My prayers will now include another dimension from those I have been sending up for you. May God’s peace that
    truly passes understanding be with you and yours.

    Reply
  24. Sue Cary

    Dear Judy and children,
    I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I’ve known him for many years and he was a fine man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and in the days ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply
  25. Dennie and. Betty. Jo. Massey

    Judy our. Prayers are with you. And your. Family in the loss. Of. Your. Love. One May. Gods blessings. Be with each of you. Dennie and. Betty Jo

    Reply
  26. Harold & Kathy Means

    Mrs. Judy we are so sorry for your loss. We will lift you up in prayer.If we can do anything please let us know. May God wrap his precious arms around you…

    Reply
  27. Freda Kinser Blair

    Dear Judy,

    So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers with you.

    Freda and family

    Reply
  28. Allison Edwards Greene

    Judy – I’m so sorry for your loss. If you need any of us, please let me know. Love, Allison

    Reply

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