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He enjoyed bass fishing, camping, gardening, deer hunting, Larry D. Shortt, 68 of Bradleyville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in Cox Regional Medical Center, Springfield.
Visitation for Larry was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday in the New Mansion General Baptist Church, Bradleyville, with the Rev. Jeff Marsh officiating. Burial was in the Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, Mo.
Larry Duane Shortt was born Monday, Nov. 18, 1940 in Ongo, Mo., to Arlie and Eula Irene (Maggard) Shortt. He graduated from Ava High School in 1958 and moved to Springfield. He attended the Auto Mechanic Technical School and worked for Fasco Electric Motors in Ozark as a supervisor for 22 years. He retired in 1993. He met Juanita Williams at Fasco. They were married on Oct. 31, 1975, in Miami, Okla.
Larry was a ‘Jack of all trades.’ He enjoyed bass fishing, camping, gardening, deer hunting, bowling and woodwork.
Larry was described as a ‘big-cut-up’ that would do anything for anyone. He had a strong faith and was a member of the New Mansion General Baptist Church. He was a very dedicated family man who was very giving.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita; three sons, Robert Case and wife, Karen, of Bradleyville, Dennis Case and wife, Sara, of Bradleyville, and Curtis Shortt and wife, Cindy, of Halltown; a daughter, Louise Stevens and husband, Gene, of Garrison, Mo.; mother, Eula Irene Shortt, of Bradleyville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, one infant brother, and a sister, Judy Graham.
Memorials in memory of Larry Shortt may be made to the New Mansion General Baptist Church of Bradleyville.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, Mo.