Obituary for Michael W Shortt

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CHARLOTTE – Michael Wade Shortt, 63, of Charlotte, NC, died October 19, 2021, after a battle with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. He was born February 20, 1958, in Halifax, VA to Katherine Slayton Shortt and Cyrus Wade Shortt. He was the grandson of Cyrus G. Shortt and Mary Moon Shortt of Long Island, VA, and of Marshall W. and Katherine Slayton of South Boston, VA. In addition to his grandparents and father, he was predeceased by his son, Daniel Scott Shortt.

Michael is survived by his wife, Kathryn M. Shortt; and sons: Andrew Michael Shortt and his wife, Cassandra, and their children, Avery, Cole, and Asher; and Matthew Wells Shortt and his wife, Bobbi Jo, and their children, Liam and Halle. He is also survived by his mother, Katherine Slayton Shortt; and brother, Bill Shortt.



Mike was a graduate of Halifax High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from VA Tech and a Master’s degree from VCU. He was an Eagle Scout and continued being a Scout leader for his boys, which included taking the troop to Ireland. Michael was a longtime member of Beth Carr Baptist Church in Halifax, VA.

He enjoyed golf, tennis, water skiing, and watching football games, especially VT vs UVA games. He enjoyed traveling and summer trips to the beach with his family were always a priority. He also enjoyed camping and hiking with his family.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 24th at Lakeview Baptist Church, 4602 Concord Hwy, Monroe, NC 28110. He will be buried next to his deceased son, Daniel. Following the burial, a celebration of Mike’s life will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Olde Sycamore Golf PlantationClubhouse, 7500 Olde Sycamore Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N.Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, https://www.alz.org.

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