James “Jim” F. Short of Venice, Fla., formerly of Peoria, Ill., will receive military honors when laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m.
Born Aug. 10, 1930, he passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014.
James served in Korea as an Army PFC.
Jim survived by sons Terry of Mulberry, Fla., and Kenneth of North Port, Fla.; and daughters Elaine Ellington of Illinois, Patricia Jenkins of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Lauri Kalsto of Venice, Fla. There are 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean, and son Ronald.
Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Program at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (135), P.O. Box 5005, Bay Pines FL 33744 (Hospice Fund 1086).