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Donald Eugene “Donnie” Short Jr., 59, of Springfield, passed away January 28, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 12, 1959 in Springfield, the son of Donald E. and Barbara A. (Owen) Short Sr. Mr. Short was a member of the AmVets Post # 25 and the V. F. W. Post #8673. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and tending his garden, especially his tomatoes and green beans. He is survived by his loving wife Theresa (Cole) Short, with whom he would have celebrated 28 years of marriage in July this year, three children; Robbie (Melanie ) Short, Goldsboro, NC, Lori (Anthony) Lajeuness, LaGrange, NC and Erin Cole (James Lavender) Springfield, six grandchildren: Jozlen, Kyler, Kyson, Kaleb, Karson and Kannon, one sister; Kathy Lower and one brother; Carl Fred (Joyce) Short, Springfield and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters; Janet Armatrout and Kimberly Rogers, uncle; Richard “Dick” Short and his parents. Visitation will be held from 2:00PM until 5:00PM Sunday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 5:00PM with Pastor Jana Cole officiating. Condolences may be shared at www.jkzfh.com.