Roger Wayne Short, 72, of North Vernon, passed away at 10:22 a.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015, at his home in North Vernon.
Mr. Short was born on April 24, 1943, in Seymour, Indiana, the son of Raymond and Dorothy Louise Messmer Short. Mr. Short was a 1961 graduate of North Vernon High School, but attended 11 years of his schooling at Hayden, Indiana, and attended Indiana University.
Mr. Short retired in 1998 as a customer service representative from Cummins Engine Company after 30 years of service. After Cummins, Mr. Short was City Clerk Treasurer for eight years for the town of North Vernon. Mr. Short had also worked for Reliance Electric in Columbus, Indiana for six years prior to Cummins.
Mr. Short served his country from 1964-1970 in the Indiana National Guard
Mr. Short was a member and deacon of Zion Baptist Church and a member of the Moose Lodge, both in North Vernon.
Mr. Short enjoyed basketball, golf, baseball, hunting, fishing, but his favorite pastime was watching his grandchildren play sports.
Mr. Short married Vickie Lynn Hubbard on December 19, 1992, at the Methodist Church in North Vernon, and she survives.
Other survivors include his son, Aaron Roger Short of Columbus; daughter, Angelia (Dave) Donnell and step son, Casey (Shanna) Byram, both of North Vernon; brother, Raymond Layne (Connie) Short of San Clemente, CA; sisters, Marilyn (Calvin) Goodpaster and Judy (Larry) Wahlman both of North Vernon; grandchildren, Joel and Jared Donnell both of Columbus; LeAna (Matt) Matern, Ian Donnell, Conner Byram, MacKenzie Byram and Kyle Byram, all of North Vernon, Aaron and Matthew Short, of Columbus; and a great-grandchild, Grant Matern of North Vernon.
Mr. Short was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Selma Ann Short.
Funeral Services for Mr. Short will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Methodist Church in North Vernon with the Revs. Richard Burcham and Kendall Wildey officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at First Methodist Church and one hour prior to service Wednesday. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Jennings County or Zion Baptist Church in care of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.
Arrangements were entrusted to Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.