October 31, 1939 ~ December 17, 2020

Born in: Johnson, IN
Resided in: Johnson, IN

Winston Ray Short, 81, of Johnson, IN went to be with the Lord December 17, 2020. He born in Johnson, IN October 31, 1939 to the late Carl and Helen Craig Short. Winston attended Owensville High School before entering the Army in 1963 serving at FT. Benning in GA. He retired from Posey Co Op after 35 years of plant manager. Winston was a member of Owensville Nazarene Church where he served the church as a Trustee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers RK, infant Dexter, Donald Keith, John Short; sisters Mary Creek, Lois Evelyn, and Joyce Farrar.

Winston is survived by his wife of 55 years Barbara Short; children Larry Short, Angie (Curt) Williams, and Christopher (Julie) Short; grandchildren Lindsey Short Powel, Tommy Short, Cole Short, Dexter Williams, Alyssa Adams, and Cameron Adams; and brother Dean Short.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Short. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Holders Funeral Home from 4-8p. Funeral will be held Monday December 21, 2020 at 2pm with Jared Henry officiating and burial at Maumee Cemetery with Military honors.  All those who wish to honor and remember Winston in person at the service is required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Mackey Nazarene Thanksgiving Fund, please mail to PO Box 518 Owensville, IN.


Visitation: December 20, 2020 4:00 pm - December 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Holders Funeral Home
319 South Main Street P.O. Box 518
Owensville, IN 47665

Funeral: December 21, 2020 2:00 pm

Holders Funeral Home
319 South Main Street P.O. Box 518
Owensville, IN 47665

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  1. Winston was a special friend to Pat and I all the way back to the Patoka CFS plant. Many great memories of “business travel” with Winston and Barb and lots of parties in Vincennes.
    I learned a lot from Winston.
    Wayne and Pat

  2. Barb and family Eddie and I are so sorry to hear of Winston’s passing. We will have you all in our prayers

  3. On behalf of the citizens of a grateful county, we honor Mr. Short’s military service. We owe him, and those like him, a tremendous debt of gratitude. Surely our nation is a better and safer one because of his selflessness. I beg you to contact me if I may be of any service to your family. With deepest respect and sympathy.
    George Pickersgill – Gibson County Veterans Service Office – 812 385-4522

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