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Richard Irvin Short

May 10, 1947 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 73)


Richard Irvin Short, age 73 passed away, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Nashville, TN.

Richard was born May 10, 1947 at Fort Campbell, KY to the late James Kenneth Short and Martha Jo Abernathy Short. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Larry Jo Bryant.

Richard is survived by his sons, Richard Short Jr., Allen D. Short; daughters, Dena Sanders, Jennifer K. Short and sister Aurelia (Peter) Hawker; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

Richard was a member of the New Providence United Methodist Church, and was a 1965 graduate of Clarksville High School.

A graveside service will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jodie McBryant officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 20, 2020 from noon until 1:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488.  Online condolences may be made at

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November 20, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Graveside Service
November 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
976 Greenwood Avenue
Clarksville, TN 37040

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