Thomas E. Short, September 8, 1953 ~ July 26, 2013

Thomas E. Short, 59 of Springdale passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at his home. He was born September 8, 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Harold Short and Melvina Lewis. He moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1975 and started driving a truck over the road. Tom, Johnny Edmiston, Bill Neeley and several other friends traveled many miles for many years together. Tom relocated to Arkansas where he made a permanent residence. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. When you couldn’t find him on the lake or in the woods you could guarantee he was in the garage working on a project. Tom was a very dear friend and never met a stranger. He has many many dear friends and a heart of gold. On his free time he loved to gather with friends and family to socialize and most of all play his guitar, as we all know his favorite was the possum, George Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Survivors include Janet Keith and his sons, Colton, Marcus, Justin and Clinton all of the Home; Sons, Kevin Keith of Springdale, Thomas Short and Eric Short of Elkins and Mike Glasscock of Kansas City, Kansas; two daughters, Latisha McGowan of Elkins and Rhonda Laughlin of Lincoln; three sisters, Darlene and Theresa both of Indiana and Nora McCullough of Burns Flat, OK; uncle Don Warner of Indiana; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and many friends. The Family will receive friends at Beard’s Funeral Chapel from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. A funeral service will be held 11AM on Wednesday with Rev. Johnny Drummond officiating. Burial will be at McCord Cemetery in Elkins under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.


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    Gene & Lee Ann Centers » 27. Jul, 2013

    We are so truly sorry for your loss. Your entire family will remain in our hearts & prayers during the coming weeks.

    Justin and Shiann » 28. Jul, 2013

    I’ll never forget you dad… This is isn’t the end… I’ll see you again… – justin/doodle/son
    I miss and love you Tom. You’ll forever be in my thoughts and in my heart. – shiann

    Katie Russell » 28. Jul, 2013

    I’m sure going to miss seeing Tom around. He’d always give a friendly wave and smile when I drove by or he’d wave me in for a quick chat. I’ll forever cherish the memories through my childhood of him playing his guitar, the random baseball games at the park with the boys. Tom, you will really be missed, but I know we will all see you again someday soon. Janet and boys, I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers and if there’s anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. Stay strong, I know this can be hard.

    Lawrence Smith Family » 29. Jul, 2013

    Latisha, our deepest condolence to you and your family during this time. Please know are prayers are with you and your family.

    Lawrence, Kathleen & Darlene

    Kim Thatcher » 29. Jul, 2013

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you & your family.
    My Condolences
    Kim T.

    Name » 29. Jul, 2013

    i had a lot fun with tom when i lived on gibbs rd. he would fix your car or play you a song he will be missed don bowlin bowlindon@gmail.com

    don bowlin » 29. Jul, 2013

    tom was a very good man he would fix your car or play you a song he will be missed

    Jerry and Darlene » 30. Jul, 2013

    Our hearts go out to each of you… We will remember you in our prays.
    Love you

    Darlene and Jerry

    Marylin Douthett » 31. Jul, 2013

    Tom was a very good friend of mine and will be missed! I know he loved his family very much! Tom is in and better place now and picking his guitar we some of the greats right now and smiling down on his family and loved ones! With all my love and sympathy, Marylin and family