Elder John Short III, son of the late John Dunbar Short II and Nettie Kendrick Short passed away at 10:53 am Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville. Born April 27, 1951 in Harrodsburg he is survived by his wife Aubrey A. (Kinzer) Short; four sons Terence D. (Tiffany) Yeast and Nicholas (Britta) Short both of Harrodsburg, Marvin Kinzer of Elizabethtown and Marcel Western of Louisville; one daughter Yolanda (Remont) Mays; two sisters Barbara (Larry) Hudson of Lawrenceburg and Janice Bryant Carter of Atlanta; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He attended Westside from 1957 until it closed in 1962, graduated from Harrodsburg High School in 1969 and continued his education by attending, Lexington Technical Institute, Somerset Community, Kentucky State University, Lexington Baptist College, North American School of Theology, Masters study in Christian Leadership at Asbury Seminary and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Ray University. He retired from General Cable Company after working from 1975 to 1999 where he held the positions of Statistical Engineering Clerk, Production Control Scheduler, Production Control Manager, Purchasing Manager, and after his retirement consulted for General Cable Corporate headquarters as Supply Chain Manager, Supplier Developer and in several plants in Materials Management, Personnel needs, and waste management. John started his second career in health care where he has held positions in Home Health as Community Education Preceptor and Account Executive, and Assistant Administrator for Bluegrass Care and rehab, Vice President of Operations for Recovery Care a subsidiary of senior Helpers, Vice President of Operations for Council Oaks Assisted Living and In Home Care and Executive Director for Exceeding Expectation. He joined the ministry on October 1, 1989 under the pastorate of Rev. L.L. Garr after which he accepted the call to be interim Pastor of Centennial Baptist Church in August 1990 and became full-time Pastor in July 2017. Elder Short was very civic minded having served in many capacities such as the Mercer NAACP as President, Danville/Boyle NAACP, Harrodsburg Jaycee’s, Harrodsburg Independent School Board as Board Chair, Harrodsburg First, YMCA, Danville/Boyle Circuit Court Council, Spouse Abuse Council, Chaplain of Danville/Boyle Detention Center, Chaplain of the State NAACP, Westside School Committee, Heritage Hospice Board, Mercer County Crime Stoppers and Mercer County ASAP Coordinator/Community Liaison and was very blessed to be the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr., State Commission Citizenship Award for 2014, for the state of Kentucky.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church on Main Street in Harrodsburg by Pastor Donald Wayne Smith, Pastor C.B. Akins and Pastor Bernard Crayton. Visitation will also be Saturday from 12:30 pm until the time of services at the church. (Family requests that masks be worn while in attendance.)
Pallbearers are James Atkins, Cecil Smith, George Bean, Arthur McKee, Arper McKinnon, Brian Hudson and Lonnie McGuire.
Honorary bearers are Craig Yeast, Trevor Short, Pastor Raymond Kizer, Deuce Jones, and Russell Mays.
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