Henry Oliver

October 3, 1934 - November 20, 2022

Henry Oliver Short

All who knew and loved him have lost Henry, Hank, Daddy, Dan-Dan. He died peacefully at his home overlooking the Tennessee River in Sheffield, Alabama with his family surrounding him. We so miss him.


Born in Nashville and raised in Chattanooga TN, his engineering work took him and his family to several companies in the southern states, eventually landing in Lynchburg, VA at Glamorgan Pipe & Foundry in 1962.


His work at Glamorgan and his later move to Simplimatic, and Alliance Industrial established him as a major contributor to projects of those companies. His work was important to him.  He valued what he did and the accomplishments and friendships made during his 58-year career.


He was a Harley rider, a Johnny Cash fan, a cat lover, a sportsman – track, boxing, baseball, hunting, fishing. His devotion to his family and friends was paramount throughout his life.


He is survived by his wife of 40+years, Robin B. Short; a brother, A. Donald Short; 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.


Any recognitions/donations can be directed to the Lynchburg, VA. Humane Society.

No services listed.

5 Comments on “Henry Oliver Short”

  1. Dear Shawn,
    We are so sorry for your loss; but what a remarkable life your father had. He lived it to the fullest and graced the lives of those around him. We send comforting thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Sue & Drew

  2. Robin, So sorry to hear of Hank’s loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sue & George Raymond

  3. Robin, Our thoughts and prayers to you. Hank was a wonderful man and we know he will be greatly missed.
    Sue & George Raymond

  4. Robin, we were so sorry to learn of Hank’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sue & George Raymond

  5. Shawn – I was so very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing – I know you will miss him and my prayers of peace are with you and your family. Be well my old friend.

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