Welcome to the memorial page for

Leroy "Lee" Carr Shortt

February 8, 1943 ~ April 24, 2017 (age 74)

The Piano Brothers

Bennettsville, SC



Mr. Leroy “Lee” Carr Shortt, age 74, passed away, Monday, April 24, 2017, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC after a brief illness.

He was born February 8, 1943 in Pittsylvania County, Va. He was a son of the late Roy Thomas and Bessie Carr Shortt. He was a graduate of Renan High School in Renan, Va. He also attended Danville Technical College. He was a Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer, and was the owner operator of Shortt Auction & Realty Company and owner of Lee C. Shortt Self-Storage in Bennettsville, SC. Mr. Shortt was a member of the Certified Auctioneers Institute, National Auctioneers Association, South Carolina Auctioneers Association and North Carolina Auctioneers Association. He was a former member of the Bennettsville Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was an avid collector of classic cars. He enjoyed bike riding and exercising.

He is survived by his three sons; Kennen Shortt (Ellen) of Bennettsville, SC, Denny Shortt (Jacqueline) of Greenville, SC, Damon Shortt (Dulce) of Florence, SC; brothers, Aaron Shortt (Ann) of Altavista, Va., Randall Shortt (Lisa) of Rustburg, Va.; grandchildren, Katherine “Kate” Shortt, Lizzie Shortt, and Jackson Parker Shortt.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home in Bennettsville, SC. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the funeral home. Internment will take place at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Altavista Memorial Park in Altavista, Va., where graveside services will be conducted by Finch & Finch Funeral & Cremation Service of Altavista, Va.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.

On-line condolences can be made

Burroughs & Cooper is assisting the Shortt Family.

 Service Information

April 27, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Burroughs Funeral Home
688 Beauty Spot Road East
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

Funeral Service
April 27, 2017

11:00 AM
Burroughs Funeral Home
688 Beauty Spot Road East
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

Graveside Service
April 29, 2017

2:00 PM
Altavist Memorial Park
642 Wards Rd
Altavista, Virginia 24517

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