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Howard Hampton "Doc" Short, 67, of Pocahontas, VA, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, West Virginia. Born in Big Vein, VA, he was the son of the late Allen B and Nancy Wells Short. Howard was a graduate of Pocahontas High School and served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Virgil Short.
Survivors include his brothers, Charles Short and wife Norma of Bluewell, WV, Tommy Short and wife Sharon of Fort Pierce, FL, Frazier Short and wife Billie of Brushfork, WV, Joseph Short and wife Jacqueline of Abbs Valley, VA and Oscar Short and companion Debbie Lowe of Tazewell, VA; sisters Susan Hendrick and husband Lemoyne of Bluewell, WV and Valerie Short of Tazewell, VA; nieces, Tonya Wright, Brandie Glass and husband Michael, Aimee Hambrick and Rachel Hendrick; nephews, Nathan Hendrick and wife Carmen and Kelly Short; 15 great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, VA with Pastor Dewayne Belcher officiating. The family will receive friends from 10am to 11am. Howard will be cremated according to his wishes.
For more information, or to have the funeral home pass along your condolences, visit www.RodriguezFuneral.com.
Published on August 31, 2017
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