Welcome to the memorial page for

Leroy "Lee" Carr Shortt

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

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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