In Memoriam – Wesley Lee Short

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The Higginbotham side of my family has lost a dear cousin.  While I never got to meet Wesley, I have had the pleasure to view some videos of him that his brother Harry has shared with me in the past and I’m truly sorry I never got to meet him.  I’m sure we would have gotten along famously.

Your memory is a keepsake

With which we will never part

God has you in His keeping

We have you in our hearts

Wesley Lee Short, age 74 of Rogers, Arkansas, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Circle of Life Legacy Village Hospice in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Wesley was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 17, 1938 to Jesse Lee Short and Jewell (Berry) Short.  Wesley served his country in the United States Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge. On July 1, 1994 he married Nita (Monson) in Rogers, Arkansas.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years and enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing and boating, and spending time with his family and friends and he will be missed very much.

Preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald Short; one sister, Carole Short; Wesley is survived by his wife Nita of the home; three sons, Wesley Short of California; Shane Short of Colorado; Cody Short of Little Rock, Arkansas; two daughters, Debbie Quintero of California; Jennifer Enlow of Fayetteville, Arkansas; one brother, Harry Short and wife Barb of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; two sisters, Sandra Gantt and husband Henry of Texas; Judy Short Denio of Georgia; his special uncle, Louie Short of Mayflower, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Internmet services will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery (700 Government Ave.) in Fayetteville, Arkansas with Marine Corps honors. Time and date of Services will be announced.

Online tributes to the family may be made at www.bentoncountymemorialpark.com

Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory of Rogers, Arkansas.

Here is Harry’s video of him and Wesley chatting it up about their first meeting.

This is why searching out one’s family is so important.  Time is precious and I’m so glad that Harry got to spend the time with Wesley that he did.

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