Obituary: O. Royce Short

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

O. Royce Short, 84, of Lebanon, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.

Mr. Short was born and raised in Cornersville, the youngest of nine children. He served in the Marines during World War II in the Pacific, and moved to Ohio in 1946. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 22 years of service, due to ill health. Mr. Short was a loving man who always put his family first and never knew a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nannie Floy Womack and James Lawson Short, and wife, Lois Waller Short.

He is survived by his son, David Royce (Elaine) Short; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 3, from the chapel of Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, followed by burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Blue Ash, Ohio. Military honors were provided by the Lebanon VFW.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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