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Cecil Wayne Short

November 30, 1945 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 76)

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Cecil Wayne Short, 76, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away January 11, 2022.  He was born November 30,1945 in Marianna, Arkansas to the late Jim and Sally (Ellis) Short.

Cecil proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran.  He was a simple, country boy who was raised picking cotton.  Cecil worked hard and retired from the Pine Bluff Arsenal as a security officer.  He was a huge water buff and spent summers at the lake.  Cecil’s favorite activity on the lake was slalom skiing. 

Preceding Cecil in death are his parents; four brothers: James Short, Calvin Short, Charles "Hopper" Short, and Eugene Short;l three sisters:  Marie Butler, Rachel Guinn, and Peggy Short.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of forty-four years, Nancy Ann Short of Little Rock, Arkansas; two children:  Jason Wayne Short of Denver, Colorado and Tanya Ann Fason and husband John of Conway, Arkansas; grandchildren:  Brandon Green and Keaton Kimmons; sisters:  Pat Atkinson and husband Tom of Pottsville, Arkansas and Connie White of Rover, Arkansas; brothers:  Ed Short and wife Linda of Danville, Arkansas, Russell Short of Havana, Arkansas, Johnny Short and wife Shirley of Belleville, Arkansas, Kenneth Short of Russellville, Arkansas, and Danny Short and wife Dawn of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who love Cecil and will miss him always.

Graveside service with military honors will be held at Noon, Friday, February 18, at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Graveside Service
February 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock
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