Russell K. Short (58)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: August 17, 1962
Death: September 15, 2020

Russell K. Short, 58, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born August 17, 1962, in Olney, Illinois, the son of Vernice George Short and Thelma Louise (Reid) Short. He was married to Leigh Ann (Meritt) Short, and she survives.

Russell worked at Champion Laboratories in Albion, Illinois, and was a member of the Northside Missionary Baptist Church in Grayville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but he most enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Leigh Ann Short of Grayville; sons Zach (Whitney) Short, Hunter (Alyssa) Short, all of Albion; brother Richard (Mary) Short of Ellery, Illinois; sister-in-law Vicki Short of Albion; grandchildren Annabelle, Makayla, Savannah, Tenley, Mason, and Emery.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Kenneth Short.

Russell’s remains were cremated. A graveside service is at 10 am, Friday, September 18, 2020, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Graveside Service - Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois - Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois

8 thoughts on “Russell K. Short”

  1. Our prayers are with the family in your time of sorrow. I worked with Russell at Champ. He was truly was one of the best people I had the privilege of knowing.

  2. My thoughts and prayers to Leigh Ann and the family. I enjoyed working with Russ during my time at Champion. And, all of the fun times we had on the old Champ Golf League. May he rest in peace.

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