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Sonny Short

May 6, 1951 — January 23, 2021

Middlesboro

Sonny Short, age 69 of Middlesboro, KY passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital in Middlesboro, KY.  He was born on May 6, 1951 in Pound, VA. He came to Middlesboro, KY at the age of 16 for work and studies at Job Corp and he met the love of his life, Linda Minton Short. They were married when he turned 18 and started their family. He was proud to be a member of the Church of the First Born since the early 70's. He was also a proud member of the UMWA. He spent the bigger part of his years as a coal miner for Consolidated Coal Company. He was a loving husband, dad, grandfather, and great grandfather and loved his family more than anything.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Gertrude Short, and Sam and Louella Minton. Siblings, Pauline (Ronnie) Kirk, Edsel (Nina) Potter, Willard (Maona) Minton, Madeline Minton, Ellen (R.E.) Shackleford, Ronnie Minton and Special little great grandson, Colton Reid Lawson.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Minton Short

Daughter, Sonya (Bo) Brown

Two sons, William (Tina) Short and Ray Short

Grandchildren, Jessica Brown (Cory Lawson), Chris (Lauren) Short, Brad (Gabby) Short, Haylee Emma Bray, and Noah Haynes

Great grandchildren, Brayden Fultz, Addison Singleton, Corbyn Lawson, and Grayson Short

Siblings, Billie Jean (David) Cantrell, Theodore Potter, Betty (Stewart) Baker, Jerry (Maria) Short, Kelly (Robin) Short, Pauline Givens, Joyce Thacker, Wilburn (Marleen) Minton, and Melissa Minton

And a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel in Middlesboro, KY.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Rick Braden presiding.  Music will be provided by the Church of the First Born Choir.

Graveside service will immediately follow the funeral service in the Yeary Cemetery in Middlesboro, KY.

Pallbearers will be Chris Short, Brad Short, Cory Lawson, Josh Smith, Danny Givens and James Barnett.

Register book and online condolences are available at www.cawoodfh.com

Cawood Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, February 1, 2021

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 1, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 1, 2021

Yeary/Oakview Cemetery

, Middlesboro, KY 40965

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