Donald McKinley Short

December 3, 2015

Mr. Donald McKinley Short age 78 of Tazewell, TN was born February 16, 1937 and won his battle on December 3, 2015 as he went home to be with the Lord. He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Donald was an avid fisherman and enjoyed farming. He worked for Giles and Norris Homes for many years. His loving wife Martha took care of him during his final days sometimes days without any sleep or rest. She told Donald "I'll walk the walk by your side all the way to the end" and that she did and did exceptionally well. He was preceded in death by his: Parents: Patton and Pearly (Massengill) Short Brothers: James Short, William "Bill" Short and Odie Short Sisters: Rachel Minton and Annie Krone Grandson: Justin McKinley Short Sons-in-Law: Tommy Eugene Reed and Mike Pittman Special friend: Tom Pressnell He is survived by his: Loving wife of 52 years: Martha Short of Tazewell, TN Sons: John Short & Angie of Tazewell, TN Donald Short & Dorothy of Tazewell, TN Daughters: Sandra Pittman & Dean of Tazewell, TN Ellen Mae Reed of Oak Ridge, TN Loria Daniels & Terry of Harrogate, TN Billie Gerding & Eric of Harrogate, TN 16 Grandchildren 5 Great Grandchildren Sister: Lillian Painter & Herbert of Tazewell, TN Special friends and neighbors: Jack & Faye Payne, Christine Hatfield, Thelma Pressnell, Lois Keck, Roscoe & Joyce Watson and the Mason family. Several nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice for all of their kind words and care and to anyone who has shown the family kindness in any way, thank you for everything. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1PM in the Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Minton and the Rev. Gary Brown officiating.
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