Fri Apr 3, 2020

James William Short

By The News Reporter

Revised on: 03.26.2020 at 11:23 a.m.

Posted on: 03.26.2020 at 11:21 a.m.

James William Short, 72, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare. He was born Nov. 11, 1947, the son of the late Curtis Ray Short and Betty Ann Widener.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  sisters, Doris Jeanette Schlenk, Lelia Faye and Lavonna Sue Short; a loving sister-in-law, Martha Carole Short; and a very special nephew, Timothy Scott Short.

Jim was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong mechanic who worked with his brother and family at Short Bros. Auto Sales for 37 years. He was a talented woodworker and avid biker that loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children.

Out of respect for our family and friends; due to the unique circumstances of travel restrictions and health concerns, a private graveside service will be held. Peacock Funeral Home is serving the family.

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He is survived by his finacé, Linda Bradshaw; two brothers, Ray Short of Whiteville, Charles Short and wife, Diana, of Georgia; one sister, Anne Campbell and husband, Mike, of Tennessee; nieces, Christy Stocks and husband, Jeff, and Carrie Burney and husband, Todd, both of Whiteville, Tifani Letcher of Tennessee, Christina McCall of Georgia; nephews, Greg Campbell of Tennessee, Ernest Short of Georgia; great nieces, Morgan Short, Allison Short, Jennifer Stocks, Ashleigh Stocks and Jolie Burney.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to a dear friend and caregiver, Nancy Norris.

Online condolences may be made at

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