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Anthony Byron “Bye” Short


Anthony Byron Short, of Oxford, NC passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 28, 2020, after several years of declining health. He grew up in the Grassy Creek community, graduated from J.F. Webb High School, and worked for Certainteed Corporation for a number of years.

Anthony, affectionately nicknamed Bye by his brother Boyd, was born to Dana and Carolyn Short on July 19, 1958 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Bye attended Friendship Baptist Church where he accepted Christ and was baptized in the creek at the age of 8 years old.

With the Short family’s move to North Carolina in 1970, Bye lived the rest of his life in Granville County. Bye married the love of his life, Glenda Gail Ellington in 1982. Bye and Glenda welcomed Whitney Nicole on July 31, 1987 and then a second blessing, Lana Marie on June 17, 1990.

Bye enjoyed fishing, attending car shows, flowers, but more than anything Bye enjoyed his family. Being called Pappy was the highlight of Bye’s life. Anna, Evy, Witt and Lainey Mae were the apples of his eye. He shared such a special bond with his grandchildren. Bye was a joy to all who knew him.

He was predeceased in death by his father, Dana Boyd Short, and his grandparents, Cameron and Winnie Short and Elisha and Gertrude Gray of Rogersville, Tennessee.

To cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Glenda Ellington Short, his two daughters, Whitney Short Winslow (Brandon) and Lana Marie Short (Jeremy), his grandchildren, Anna, Evy and Witt Winslow and Lainey Mae Grimes, as well as his mother, Carolyn Short Boyd.

Bye will greatly missed by his brothers and sisters, Boyd Short (Erin), Jeffrey Short (Neal), Pene’ Short, Sharon Short Williams (Randy) all of Oxford, and Missy Short Murry (Barry) of Cameron, NC. Bye also leaves numerous nieces and nephews who adored him. Bye will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

Waiting for him in Heaven is his best friend, Pee Wee.

Viewing will be held from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Friday, July 31, 2020 at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Due to COVID restrictions the funeral service and burial will be private. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
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Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


  • Joy Watson Posted July 30, 2020 10:29 am

    Glenda, Whitney and Lana. I am absolutely devastated for you girls. Loosing someone like this is too hard for words. I do love you all and wish you some kind of peace knowing your daddy is not suffering and is living a life of pain free pure happiness. ❤️

  • Terry Lunsford Posted July 31, 2020 12:04 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • Al and Ruth Carraway Posted July 31, 2020 1:21 am

    “Though nothing can bring back the hour
    Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
    We will grieve not, rather find
    Strength in what remains behind”

    Walt Whitman – Intimations of Immortality

  • CATHERINE JEFFERYS Posted July 31, 2020 1:49 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss .At a time like this words are lost to say may your family hang in there and carry out the memories of your love one.

  • Leslie H. Smith Posted July 31, 2020 2:42 pm

    Glenda, Whitney, and Lana, words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow I feel. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we endure in our time on earth. but we can seek solace in the fact that he is in our Heavenly Father’s arms and at peace. He was so loved.

  • Warren Claiborne Posted July 31, 2020 3:08 pm

    At times like this it is hard to find the right words to say because words cannot express how you feel but know that he is in the arms of the Heavenly Father, and that my family is praying for your family.

  • Deborah Bullock Posted July 31, 2020 6:44 pm

    T This wonderful family has my deepest condolences! I’ve known this family for years and this flower was picked because God loved him best! His memories will lenger for years. Let’s keep in mind God will take care!!

  • Tim Hobgood Posted August 1, 2020 1:55 am

    I’m sorry for your loss super nice man and family I still remember the good times we had in the 70’s and working with his mom

  • Brandon Blackwell Posted August 2, 2020 12:19 am

    I can only imagine the pain you’re feeling. Just want you to know that I’m thinking about you and your family

  • Katherine Belcher Posted August 7, 2020 4:35 pm

    Condolences to all of you.

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