Lamar Arthur Short

Published 11:29 am Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Lamar Arthur Short, age 74, of Andalusia passed away on Jan. 18, 2024, in a Dothan hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m., at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Josh Wilson officiated. The family received friends on Monday from noon until the time of the services. Interment followed in the Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 52 years, Katherine Short; son, Dustin Lamar Short of Andalusia; Christopher Taylor Short (Tara Marion-Short) of Marshallberg, North Carolina; Shannon Micheal Short (Kayla Wyrick Short) of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina; sister, Charlotte Hawkins of Andalusia; mother-in-law, Lucy Christina Torres Snook of Ozark; sister-in-law, Robin Pearce of Springfield, Missouri; sister-in-law, Patricia Susan Hayes Snook of Ozark; brother-in-law, George Henry Snook of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Georgia Blair Short, Max Lucas Short, Ellie Kate Short, Tanner Jones Short, Tucker Jack Short, Brittany Jo Long, Tyler Dustin Long, and Jacob Martin Long; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lamar was the son of the late Arthur Byrd Short and Charlotte Leslie Mack Short. He was a 1967 graduate of Andalusia High School and served in the U.S. Navy for two years. A gifted vocalist, he sang with The Vessels of Clay for 15 years and the Old Times Quartet in Andalusia. The couple had resided in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and moved back to Andalusia two years ago. They attended Southside Baptist Church. He played baseball and softball with church leagues and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Christian Bass Anglers of Mount Airy and an Alabama Crimson Tide fan. He will be greatly missed.