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Michael Wade Shortt / October 21, 2021

Michael Wade Shortt, 63, of Charlotte, N.C,, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 after a battle with Alzheimer’s/dementia. He was born Febr. 20, 1958 in Halifax to Katherine Slayton Shortt and Cyrus Wade Shortt. He was the grandson of Cyrus G. Shortt and Mary Moon Shortt, of Long Island, and of Marshall W. and Katherine Slayton, of South Boston.

Mike was a graduate of Halifax High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree from VCU. He was an Eagle Scout and continued being a scout leader for his boys, which included taking the troop to Ireland. Michael was a longtime member of Beth Carr Baptist Church, Halifax.

He enjoyed golf, tennis, water skiing, and watching football games, especially VT vs UVA games. He enjoyed traveling and summer trips to the beach with his family were always a priority. He also enjoyed camping and hiking with his family.

Michael is survived by his wife, Kathryn M. Shortt; and sons, Andrew Michael Shortt and his wife, Cassandra, and their children, Avery, Cole and Asher and Matthew Wells Shortt and his wife, Bobbi Jo, and their children, Liam and Halle. He is also survived by his mother, Katherine Slayton Shortt and brother, Bill Shortt.

In addition to his grandparents and father, he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Scott Shortt.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church, 4602 Concord Highway, Monroe, N.C. He will be buried next to his deceased son, Daniel. Following the burial, a celebration of Mike’s life will be held Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation Clubhouse, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive, Charlotte, N.C., from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601,

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