Emil F. “ Mickey” Shortt, age 73, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga., following a brief illness. Mickey was born in Miami to the late Ralph and Jennie Amelia Shortt. He was a retired educator working in both South Georgia and North Florida over a span of 40 years.
He loved his students and could be found in the classroom or working in administration as assistant principal and principal in an effort to improve the quality of education in our school systems. In return he was loved by his students and co-workers and will be sorely missed.
Mr. Shortt served his country in the United States Marine Corps. and worked at Occidental Chemical Company near White Springs for fourteen years.
In his spare time Mickey loved woodworking, fishing and gardening. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church near Jennings.
On August 16th of this year he would have celebrated 48 years with the love of his life and surviving wife, Linda Dees Shortt. Also surviving are his two daughters whom he loved with all of his heart, Melanie Gay (Randy), Jasper, and Amy Cannon (Patrick White), Lake City .; one sister, Betty Jean Springer, Jasper.; son-in-law, Craig Cannon; and two grandsons, Coleton and Casey Cannon.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 13, 2011 at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastors Jeff Codero and John Hendricks officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.