Mr. John Dana Short, 44

John Dana Short, age 44, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away August 07, 2019 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Private funeral services will be held. Interment will be in Alta Vista Cemetery.

Dana was born January 25, 1975 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Dana Ramsbottom, paternal grandfather Jack Malcolm Short Sr. stepfather, Rodney Walter Allen, and niece, Gabriel Crook Short.

Dana was a 1993 graduate of Pickens County High School, He attended Georgia Southern College and was a mortgage financial lender.

Dana is survived by his daughters Catherine Riley Short and Caroline Ali Short; mother and step-father, Nancy Ramsbottom Allen Ohlson and Ray Ohlson; father and step-mother, Jack Malcolm Short, Jr. and Janet Luckey Short; brother and sister-in-law, Skipper and Mindy Short; twin sister, Valerie Taylor Gilmer (Jeromie), step-brother, Daniel Lee McGarity; nieces & nephews, Merritt Gilmer, Addison Gilmer, Hunter Short and Samantha Short; grandmothers, Grady Sue Ward and Isabel Ramsbottom; aunts and uncles, Susie T. Short, Helen Archer Short, Sandra Short Bigwood, H. Bryce Ward, III, William Ward, Susan and Peter Pelt and wife, Bianca (Ortiz) Short.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Riley and Ali Short education fund attention Taylor Short Gilmer 1635 Walker St. Gainesville, GA 30501.

Dana will be most remembered as a loving father, son, brother and friend and for his engaging smile, personality, loving nature, and true friendship to all that knew and loved him.

Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr. is in charge of arrangements.

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Jerald/Doris Sargent 2019-08-12 09:16:16
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and future days. Faith will get you through and God will not let you down just turn to him.
Vicki Teems 2019-08-12 13:33:59
So very sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. Dana was a good friend and loved his family so very much. His girls were his world. So heartbreaking. He will be missed.
Veronica Wiggins Martin 2019-08-15 14:16:46
My heart breaks for his girls, his family and his friends. No amount of words can express my sympathy for you all and I know words, no matter how kind, won’t mend the heartache. My prayers and hope for you all is that you are able to find strength, comfort and peace of mind in time.
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