Donald Meredith Shortridge, age 83, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016 with his family by his side. Donald was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 10, 1933 to the late Donald B. and Virginia Shortridge. He was a 1951 graduate of Central High School and a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Navy. Donald retired from Motion Industries after many years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sally Miller; and beloved dog, Buttons. Survivors include his wife, Sue; daughters, Atina Young and Tammy (Gary) Lewis; son, Donald (Avilda) Shortridge, Jr.; grandchildren, Mike (Jenny) Young, Christopher Young, Laura Denekas, Tiffany Lewis, Gary Lewis, Nikki Clark, and Gabriela Shortridge; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Vicky Young; cousin, Karen Bell; and best friend, Jim Scriverner. Donald enjoyed fishing, golf, and was an avid Buckeye fan. A service will be held in Lake City, Florida at a later date. Please visit www.BuckeyeCremationSociety.com to share a memory of Donald.
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