Fred A. Short Sr.

Published 4:29 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fred A. Short Sr., 77, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of McDowell County, W.Va., Fred resided in Oakwood, Va., until 1988, then moved to Elizabethton, Tenn. He was the son of the late William Perry and Bessie Mae Short, and his late step-mother, Virgie Short. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yohallo Winchester Short; a son, Marvin Allen Short; two brothers, Perry William Short Jr. and Norman Short; a sister, Elouise Irene Short Little; and two great-grandchildren, Neveah Miracle Wright and Averie Yohallo Wright.
Fred was a member of the Higher Ground Holiness Church of Johnson City, Tenn. He was a retired coal miner, former employee of Jewell Smokeless, a former truck driver and served his country proudly as a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Those left to cherish Fred’s memory include his son, Fred Avery Short Jr. and his wife Candace of Elizabethton; his daughters, Teresa Sue Tressler and Carol Lynn Short, both of Elizabethton; three sisters, Dolores Thomas of Middletown, Del., Helen James of Woodland Beach, Del., and Gaylene Justus of Abingdon, Va.; one brother, Marvin Ross Short of Oceana, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Wright, Justin Proffitt, Tiffani Yontz, Brittani Proffitt, Joshua Short, Jenny Tressler and Caleb Short, all of Elizabethton; seven beautiful great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews that he adored; and he was more than a brother-in-law, he was a brother to the Winchester family. He was PaPaw to all!
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Fred A. Short Sr. will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Reverend Billy Wayne Winchester Jr. officiating. Music will be provided by Brandi Winchester. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. The family will also hold a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Shortridge Ramey Funeral Home in Keen Mountain, Va. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service. The graveside service will follow in the Meadows Cemetery in Oakwood, Va. Active pallbearers will be Justin Proffitt, Joshua Short, Caleb Short, Brandon Winchester, Noah Winchester, Michael Justus, Peyton Simpson and Alex Yontz. Family and friends will travel together in procession to the cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting our website at and signing the guestbook.
Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is assisting the Short family. Office: (423) 542-2232.

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