David Samson Short

Born: Thu., Dec. 30, 1982
Died: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Memorial Service

5:00 PM Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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David Samson Short, 35, of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born in Winchester, on December 30, 1982, to David A. Short and Wanda Hardesty.

David was a 2001 graduate of Richmond High School.  He worked at the Richmond State Hospital, the US Golf Academy, and numerous Golf Courses in the Richmond Area.  David was an avid golfer and liked to teach it.  He also enjoyed music, sports, video games and movies.  He was a compassionate, caring gentleman that would brighten your day with a smile.

David is survived by his father and step mother, David and Robin Short of Winchester; his mother, Wanda Hardesty of Mt. Ettna, IN; a sister, Melisa Cook of Centerville; three step brothers, Bryce (Kathy ) Bost of Winchester, Wesley Bost of Ridgeville, and Nathan Bost of Richmond; two uncles, Michael (Toni) Short and Larry (Nita) Short all of Winchester; nieces and nephews, Bryce Bost II, Hayden Busby, Reagan Busby, Axcel Cook and Lillian Cook; his friend/brother, Glenn (Lisa) Hendrix; two god children, Graelyn Hendrix and Clayton Hendrix; and numerous cousins. 

A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be at 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Walker Funeral Home. 

Friends and family may call from 1-5 on Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made to the Richmond State Hospital, 498 NW 18th St, Richmond, IN 47374, with envelopes available at the memorial service.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Jeremy Archie and Amber Palmeri
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Words can’t express the sadness we are feeling. David was such a great man that always made you smile. Working with him was a great gift. He will truly be missed! Prayers to the whole family.

Carmela Kitchin
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
I am so very sad to hear of the loss of your son/brother. It was always a pleasure to work with David, he was such a gentleman always who could be counted on to be there for any need of the patients when he worked the unit. It was just as much a pleasure to see him and say hi in passing, just as it always is to see his father and sister. My prayers go out to all of his loved ones, blessings to you all for losing this special light and person in your lives.

Caryl Smith
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Dave: my heart breaks for you and David's mother. Losing a child is not the way it's supposed to be, no matter their age. After losing my two sons I can tell you both that the hole in your heart will never heal. I wish I could provide you with some positive encouragement, but all I can say is keep your faith, speak his name often, let other's talk about him so you and others will always remember. Your son brought caring, humor and love to those around him and you can be proud of the man he was. My love to you always my dear friend, I will grieve for you. I wish I could be with you, but I cannot share my germs currently governing my head. Robyn, thoughts are with you as well.

Merlene Baxter
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
David, I am so sorry for your loss. I am at a loss for words but be assured you are in my thoughts. Love you

Diana Phillips Kerrigan
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
David so sorry to learn of the death of your son. Sending prayers for comfort and strength for you and your entire family.

Donna Joy Korner { Short }
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
David, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Love Donna.