Lawrence Rickey Shorter

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Lawrence Rickey Shorter

September 16, 1953 - February 14, 2019

Lawrence Rickey Shorter Lawrence Rickey Shorter, 65, of Farmington, passed away on February 14, 2019, at his home. He was born near Vinegar Hill in Marion County, WV, on September 16, 1953, a son of the late William C. Shorter and Nellie Virginia Shorter.
He was disabled from Ucar Carbon company since 2000, and had held several positions through his employable years working as a welder, machinist, auto mechanic, heavy equipment operator, and several other jobs.
He enjoyed spending his time working on various household projects when able to do so. He enjoyed music and spending time playing his guitar and working on computers.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ann Shorter; his siblings, Irene Linn of Bentons Ferry, Joan Hulderman of LaGrange, GA, Darla Miller of Logan, WV, Claude Shorter of Lumberport, WV, and Larry Shaver of Bollingbrook, IL; children, Lawrence Rickey Shorter Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Robert A. Shorter of Fairmont, WV, and Lori V. Shorter of Farmington, WV; stepchildren, Jennifer D. Jarvis of Mannington, WV, James F. Ice of Fairmont, WV; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
At his request, his remains were gifted to WVU Hospital. No public viewing or services will be performed.
Published on February 21, 2019
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Esther Shorter
Feb 24, 2019
I could remember when uncle Rickey and his wife lived off of east grafton rd my husband Melvin and I went to visit him R.I,P you are with the angels
Doona Du Beau
Feb 23, 2019
Uncle Rickey was a country boy and love to fix things and play his Guitar. I remember many night when we would visit him , Uncle Kenny , Larry and Rickey would sit around the house or out by the Fire playing Guitar and singing. I loved visiting him and listening to him and his brothers play away. He loved his family and was a hard working man. They were all stubborn boys and would always end up in a fight. But always made up and got together the next night playing again. There was a Hugh difference in there age. But that did not stop them from hanging out every time they got together for a visit. He will be missed.
Helen Moore
Feb 22, 2019
I have so many memories running through my head of my Uncle Ricky.We grew up together. He and Doug were always at the house doing something. I can remember his drive in his transmission coming out and he and Doug were down by the toll bridge(palitine park now) and he just put it in reverse and drove backwards to Market St. where he lived. They use to have a boston bull dog named Porky. None of us kids liked that dog but when he got old he was almost blind and he and Doug would let him out at night and take a flashlight and since he could see the light, they would run him into things(not nice) he was never hurt but they were young boys and they did boy things.He could take a car apart and pu...t it back together by the time he was 12,always fixing something.When us kids needed a chain fixed on our bike or a tire,we would head to Ricky,he could do it. I use to make him chicken and dumplins and take them to the computer shop or meet him on his way home with a bowl of them because he loved them. I could go on and on.I loved my Uncle Ricky and will always hold a special place in my heart for him.Read more
Shirley Shorter
Feb 21, 2019
Shirley Shorter Chavera
Feb 21, 2019
I remember Ricky when I was kid on vinegar hill and then in Colfax we stayed there when visiting, he showed me how to draw water from the well, He worked on my computer once and when I went to pick it up , he told me And I quote "quit watching all that porn it messes up your computer, I about fell over from embarrassment, and I said its not me and he said well its your computer, and I know I was red as a beet, then he said Im just kidding I about fell over, I know he loved his guitar, and I wish we could have all gotten together to sing but we didnt none the less I love you and will miss you Uncle Ricky.
Sandy Fenton
Feb 21, 2019
Sorry. Friend and neighbor from B'ville.
Feb 21, 2019
I have so many memories of Ricky. Back before I went back into the US Army Him and his family would visit us often. He loved jamming on the guitar he would play and sing and when I would try to follow him he would tell me . You just listen.. I could never carry a tune. He was my personal computer repairman. i would mess it up he would fix it then tell me stop opening the case and exploring that's why i have explorer on the desktop not inside the case.. In April 1974 he was going into the Army with me on the buddy plan however during the physical they found a small fixable problem with him. he chose to not have the Army fix it, so he just went back to his home. I went on and served additiona...l 17 years for my 20 + I'm missing you brother. may GOD grant rest unto your soul..Read more
Darlina Miller Oversen
Feb 21, 2019
RIP Uncle Rickey - thought about you and the family often - wished I would have gotten to visit you. Xxoxo Darlina
Misty shorter higginbotham
Feb 21, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family..I'm sorry for your loss. It had been a while since I seen uncle ricky but I use to enjoy going out and getting his help with any computer problem I was having.
Vicki Nichols
Feb 21, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.