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Fort Sill National Cemetery
Comanche County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Ann Weber


© Whinery~Huddleston Funeral Service
Lawton, Oklahoma
Friday, November 22, 2013

James Short

Birth date: May 2, 1950
Death date: November 16, 2013

James Short was born May 2, 1950 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Erma [Nolan] and Clyde Short, Sr. He died at his home with his wife, family and close friends at his side on November 16, 2013 in Lawton. He was 63 years old.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at Union Baptist Church, Dr. C.W. Whitlow-Pastor, officiated by Pastor David Cavitt. Burial will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery under the direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the funeral home.

James grew up in a large family. He was the third oldest of eleven children and he always had a big smile.

He attended the local schools in Lawton and graduated from Lawton High School.

In 1970, he was drafted into the Army as an artillery man, serving a tour in Vietnam and later in Fort Hood, where he ended his military career. During his tenure in the Army, he was given many honors and awards to include: The Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Expert Badge - Rifle M-16.

He met Wendy Troullier in Lawton just before he was drafted; they corresponded together while he was in the Army and were married in February 1975 in Lawton. He attended the barber college in Lawton and began a long career as a barber until his retirement in 2010. He was a barber at various places on Fort Sill to include the NCO Club and the Reception Station. He was known as the "outdoor grill master". He loved to fish on the local lakes, but most of all he loved dominoes; he would always say, "If there's anybody better, I haven't met them yet." He was preceded in death by father, Clyde Short Sr; brother, Clyde Short Jr; two sisters, Jerry Ann Short and Esther Short.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy, of thirty-nine years, of the home; mother, Erma (Georgia) Short, of Lawton; four brothers, Samuel Short and his wife Brenda of Jacksonville, FL, Howard Short ,Erwin Lee Short, and Trent Short, all of Lawton; three sisters, Loretta Brown and her husband Robert, of Odenton, MD, Judy Yarbrough and her husband Charles, and Denece Short, all of Lawton; nephew, Dwight Short, of Cheyenne, WY; nieces Lawanda Ingram and her husband Chris, of Jackson, MS and Charlese James, of Baltimore, MD, who knew James as "Uncle Daddy." He also has many loving family members, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service 6210 NW Cache Road Lawton Oklahoma 73505.

11:00 am on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Union Baptist Church 1601 SW Dr Charles W Whitlow Ave Lawton OK 73501.

Fort Sill National Cemetery Jake Dunn Road Elgin OK.

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