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Richard Turner "Dick" Short, IV

December 31, 1932 - August 27, 2016

Richard T. Short died on August 27, 2016.  He was born on December 31, 1932 in Richmond.  He was the son of Richard T. Short, III and Lucy Davis Short Parker.  His grandparents were:  Edgar William Davis and Lucie Blanche Sebrell of Sebrell; Richard T. Short, Jr. and Elizabeth Ophelia Lucy of Locust Grove Plantation.  A former resident of Petersburg.  He moved to Virginia Beach in 1965.


At time of death Mr. Short was retired.  He was a manager of Equitable Life in Tidewater, a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and a President of Timolat, Inc.


He was a Board Member of Southside Capital Corporation; Virginia Capital Corporation; Sadler Materials; Timolat, Inc. and other companies.


He was also a Board Member of:  Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners; Louisiana Association of Independent Producers and Royalty Owners; National Association of Royalty Owners.  He was a past member of Gulf Oil Corporation’s Governmental Advisory Council.


He served as Vice Chairman of the Virginia Beach Erosion Commission between 1969-1971.


At the time of his death he was a member of the Capitol Hill Club, Farmington Country Club, Princess Anne Country Club.


He served on most of the Virginia Finance Committees of Virginia conservative candidates for Governor or United States Senate.  He was a supporter of the Byrd Democrats for many years.  He became a Republican about 1966.


A member of All Saints Episcopal Church he served as a member of the Vestry during the 1970s.


He was an alumnus of Randolph Macon College and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


He is survived by his wife, Florence “Kim” Timolat Short; their son; James “Jas” and Heather Short and their children Brock, Luke, Jack and Kate, son; Marc and Kristen Short and their children Jonathan, Christopher and Savannah; daughter Katherine Short Franta and her children Gabrielle and Davis.

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A visitation will be on Wednesday, August 31 from 6~8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Maestas Chapel located 1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach. With a graveside service following the next day Thursday, September 1,  11:00 am at Hollywood Cemetery located in Richmond. A reception to follow at the Country Club of Virginia. To leave condolences, please visit

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA 23220

Donation Information

Barrier Island Center

Phone: (757) 678-5550

7295 Young St
Machipongo, Virginia 23405
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