Rickey Joe “Rick” Short, 71, who resided near Lavaca, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born June 14, 1947, in Keota, Okla., to the late Carl Short and Emmagene (Chambers) Short. He was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Dea Jai; two sisters, Rudean Radebaugh and Joann Sloan; and one brother, Shirley Short.

A family-held memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8th, at Iron Bridge Church in Keota, Okla., with Pastor Tommy Parker officiating. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston.

He is survived by his wife, ReVona “Crickett” Short; a daughter, Lisa Dawn Short of Barling; a son, Ricky Dewayne Short of Owasso, Okla.; one sister, Sue Mott of Sallisaw, Okla.; three brothers, Carlos Short of Fort Smith, Bobby Short of Kibler, and Jerry Short of Magazine; one granddaughter; one grandson.

To pay an online tribute, please visit www.brothertonbrothersfuneralhomes.com.