Hansford "Sam" S. Short, Jr.
Hansford "Sam" S. Short, Jr.
May 15, 1941 - August 8, 2019

HANSFORD S. SHORT, JR.

Hansford Samuel “Sam” Short, Jr. of Lakeland, FL went into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 78. He was born on May 15, 1941 in Pound, VA to Hansford Samuel Short, Sr. and Ona Short.

Sam served in the United States Navy and then retired after 43 years as an Old Regular Baptist preacher in Palatka, FL where he faithfully served at Mary Elizabeth Church in Hollister. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, gardening, and sharing the gospel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 59 years, Jolene; sister, Jean Page; and baby brother, Ernest Justin.

Surviving are two daughters, Denise Cardin (Virgil) of Lakeland and Ona Gayle Parker (Frederick) of Hudson; two sons, Robert Jeffery Short (Rachel) of Lakeland and Ronald David Short (Dawn) of Lakeland; two sisters, Ava Gail Wilkerson of Tennessee and Dale Keene (Gerald) of Lakeland; and nine grandchildren, Michael Cardin (Jamie), Justin Short, Joshua Short (Charlsie), Spencer Short, Ryan Cardin, Morgan Berry (Kashief), Hannah Laporte, Lance Johnson, and Dustin Pollock (Ashley). He also had 11 wonderful great grandchildren whom he adored.

A viewing will be held at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, August 11th and the service and burial will follow at Mary Elizabeth Church on Virginia Avenue in Hollister at 1 p.m. with military honors bestowed by the U.S. Navy.

Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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