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Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA

OBITUARY

Alan Thomas Shorter

September 3, 1958June 7, 2019
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Alan Thomas Shorter, 60, of Snow Creek Road in Martinsville, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019. He was born in Martinsville, September 3, 1958 to the late Billy Lenwood Shorter and Alice Spencer Shorter.

Alan was an auto mechanic and owner/operator of Snow Creek Auto Center. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Alan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amber Kristin Craig and Christopher; son and daughter-in-law, Adam Lance Shorter and Lisa; grandchildren, Nathan, Alyssa, Ashlynn, Kyler, Alexis and Collin; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia Oakes and Tim; brother and sister-in-law, Lyndon Shorter and Susan; niece, Sarah Ann Oakes and special friend, Laurie Prillaman.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with interment to follow at Roselawn Burial Park. Pastor Jim Steele will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 2370 Snow Creek Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112 or to Snow Creek Rescue Squad, 7049 Snow Creek Rd, Penhook, VA 24137.

  • FAMILY

  • Billy Lenwood Shorter, Father (deceased)
  • Alice Spencer Shorter, Mother (deceased)
  • Amber Kristin Craig, Daughter
  • Christopher Craig, Son-in-law
  • Adam Lance Shorter, Son
  • Lisa Shorter, Daughter-in-law
  • Nathan Shorter, Grandson
  • Alyssa Wagner, Granddaughter
  • Ashlynn Amos, Granddaughter
  • Kyler Craig, Grandson
  • Alexis Craig, Granddaughter
  • Collin Craig, Grandson
  • Patricia Oakes, Sister
  • Tim Oakes, Brother-in-law
  • Lyndon Shorter, Brother
  • Susan Shorter, Sister-in-law
  • Sarah Ann Oakes, Niece
  • Laurie Prillaman, Special Friend
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Adam Shorter, Active
  • Lyndon Shorter, Active
  • Timothy Oakes, Active
  • Larry Bates, Active
  • Cliff Barrow, Active
  • Timothy Patterson, Active
  • DONATIONS

  • Trinity Baptist Church
  • Snow Creek Rescue Squad

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Memories

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Michelle Pruitt (Vincent)

June 18, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Adam, Amber, and the rest of the family. Most of my childhood was spent at Alan’s shop, the Shorters’ house, or on our road behind Alan’s shop running around with Adam, Amber, my brother, and the Cobblers. He genuinely loved all of us kids, and he loved to make us happy. He once gave us a riding lawnmower to ride around on, and Amber and I were lucky to survive after it flipped over on us while we were carelessly trying to ride it up our bike ramp. My fondest childhood memories involved the Shorter family. My brother and I loved being at Alan’s parents’ house as well. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

DEBRA MEADOWS

June 11, 2019

ALAN WAS A GREAT MAN AND A DEAR FRIEND. PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. FLY HIGH UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
KENNY & DEBRA MEADOWS

D. F.

June 10, 2019

To the beloved family, may the joy and love that was share and given by Alan remain forever in your heart. May the memory of him be a glow of comfort to you all.

Donna Wingfield

June 10, 2019

Alan was one of the kindest persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing..I will never forget how he was there for both Keith and I when Keith was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2010..He would always stop by at least once a week to spend time with Keith..He would stay for an hour or more each time just watching TV with him..Keith had lost his ability to carry on a conversation, but that didn't stop Alan from stopping by and spending time with him and I know it meant a lot to Keith..I will never forget Alan's smile and positive attitude..No matter what may have been going on in his life, I could always ask him, "How are you today, Alan" and he would always smile and say 'Oh, just letting the good times roll"...Alan, you had a heart of gold and you're definitely gonna be missed..Love and prayers for the Shorter famiky..God bless you all..

Jason Dove

June 10, 2019

Alan was such a kind and loving person. He was one of my customers but I will always think of Alan as my “competitor”. We are only six months apart and we have raced 5K races against each other for years. I was always amazed at how somebody with such a large upper body could run as fast as he did! In our first 15-20 races he pretty much dominated and I guess I had more wins against Alan in the last 15-20 races. I loved how he raced hard and squeezed out every ounce of energy he had to win but when the race was over he was humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Alan...thank you for living out the important things in life and being a great example of what that looks like. I will miss my friend.

Bob Norris

June 10, 2019

Alan was an great easy going guy that always helped people. I am proud to have know him and will see him again one day .

Cindy Mabe

June 8, 2019

Sorry to hear about Alan's passing.I remember seeing him at my grandmother's( Mrs.Davis).He would come down and hang out with my uncle's (Frankie and Billy).He was a nice guy,also I remember having a crush on him when I was a wee kid.I gave him a bag of those Valentine's ❤️ on the bus one year.He had the sweetest smile,Rest In Peace Alan ❤️

Sara Scott Gravitt

June 8, 2019

RIP dear friend. Once when traveling between the lake and Martinsville pulling a horse trailer ,I had a flat on edge road there above Snow Creek Christian Church .Alan came by and changed the tire with only a friends hug and thank you and a big smile from him I headed on to horse show.

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