Thomas Wayne Short 80 died Monday morning May 23rd 2016 Tom was born in Monroeville, Alabama to parents Gladys Welch Short and Dewey Short and was married to Sylvia Hadley Short. He was the owner of Tom Short Pontiac Buick in Athens and retired from National Allergy Supply in Duluth, Georgia. He is survived by daughters Loren Short Deal and Shannon Short, son Michael Short, and grandchildren Caitlin and Conner Short. A Celebration of Life is being held Thursday, May 26th, at 11 a.m. at the Parc at Duluth, 3315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Duluth, Georgia 30096.

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  1. I’m very sorry to read of Tom,s passing. We were friends years ago when we both worked for Buick division of GM. The last time we (nancy) and I saw him was when we attended a dinner with Atlanta Zone retirees at a Norcross restaurant years ago. We pray for Sylvia and family during this time of sorrow.

  2. I’m very sorry to read of Tom’s passing. We were friends years ago when we both worked for Buick Division of GM. The last time we (Nancy) and I saw him was when we attended a dinner at a Norcross restraunt years ago. We pray for Sylvia and family during this time of sorrow.
    Jack and Nancy

  3. Loren, Shannon and Mike,
    Just read about your dad in the paper. I am so very sorry!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all. your such a precious family

    With Love,

  4. My brother and I were gasoline dist. in Athens when Tom left GM and bought the Buick dealership. We bought the first two Buick’s Tom sold. He was a great friend.

  5. My brother and I were gasoline dist. in Athens when Tom left GM and bought the Buick dealership. We bought the first two Buick’s Tom sold. He was a great friend. Do any of his children live in Athens now?

  6. My wife Sandra and I were close friends with Tom and Sylvia during my faculty years at the University of Georgia. They were a quality couple by every standard. We express strong appreciation for what they meant, and will continue to mean, to us and others. We extend our sympathy to the family.

  7. I Had the pleasure of working with Tom for 20 years. In all these years I never saw Tom get upset or agitated in any way. He was always the same no matter how stressful the situation. He was a very fair and just man and just exhumed integrity. I was always so impressed how he would never make any decision without praying about it first. He would also say prayer before all our special meals. He could say wonderful prayers that just made you feel so comforted. He would pray for our business, our families, and even the world. You could see his love of the Lord in the way he carried himself everyday. I saw his Christian values on display everyday. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. But, I hope it helps to know that, because of the way Tom lived his life, I have no doubt he is in a much better place, and is reunited with his beloved wife Sylvia.

  8. I am fortunate that Mr. Short moved his family to Horseshoe Circle in Athens. I have fond memories of him. My thoughts are with you Loren, Shannon, and Mike.

  9. We were so very sorry to read about your dad. What a handsome picture of him and just how I remember him. If my dad, Jimbo Thornton were here, he would be sending you his very best along with us. Your dad was a fine man and a good friend of our family. We send love and sympathy.
    Lyn, Rosalind and Kathleen Thornton

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