By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Kenneth Wayne Short, 58
Wallpapers 1920x1080.jpg

Kenneth Wayne Short, 58, of McMinnville passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 4, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville of a sudden illness.

Kenneth was born Saturday, Nov. 24, 1962 in Schweinfurt, Germany, the son of Betty Powell Short and the late Lt. Col. Kenneth Short.

Kenneth worked as a brick mason in the construction field and he loved his dog and companion Maggie.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Deborah Diane Short of McMinnville, mother Betty Powell Short of McMinnville, two sisters Angela Beaty and husband Eric of McMinnville, and Katherine Dianne Lynn of McMinnville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive, and special niece Linda Short of McMinnville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lt. Col. Kenneth Short, sister Connie Short, two brothers, Douglas Short and Charles Hollandsworth, maternal grandparents, Lebern and Ruby Powell.

Kenneth will be cremated and there will be a private family service. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 10, 2021