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Olin "Shorty" Guy Waybright

August 9, 1936 — April 3, 2023

Monterey

 

Olin "Shorty" Guy Waybright, 86, of Monterey, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 3, 2023.

He was born August 9, 1936 in Cave, WV, a son of the late Ray and Nellie Susan (Mullenax) Waybright. On August 20, 1958 he married Judith “Judy” Maxine Siron.

Shorty served his country in the Virginia National Guard for six years. He was active in the Forks of Water United Brethren in Christ Church as youth leader and teacher until its closing. For more than 50 years, he was a member of the Blue Grass Ruritan Club and sponsor of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He enjoyed volunteering with the NWTF in the community with hunting and fishing events involving youth, veterans and handicapped.

For 18 years, Shorty and his wife owned Home Gas Co. serving Highland and Bath counties in Virginia and Pendleton and Pocahontas counties in West Virginia. After leaving Home Gas, he devoted his remaining years to the cattle business where one fellow cattleman said “his easy manor and skilled knowledge made him one of the best.” In his spare time, Shorty could be found down by the river, often teaching others the skills of fly fishing. He also enjoyed being in the woods and was known to be a great hunter. Above all, Shorty will be remembered for his soft-spoken nature, giving solid advice, his contagious smile, as well as being a devoted Christian, husband, father and Pa-Paw.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ocie and Randolph.

Surviving family members in addition to his beloved wife of 64 years are a daughter, Christie Burke and husband, David; a son, Mark Waybright and wife, Denise, all of Monterey; brother, Harlan Waybright of Churchville; grandchildren, Gregory Hull, Tarah Davenport and husband, Clarence, Joshua Waybright and wife, Lisa and Cheyna Mason and husband, Nick; great-grandchildren, Lauren, James and Tucker Mason; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as many great friends.

A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Word of Faith Church in Monterey with pastors Chip Hill and Ray Turner officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service during a meal of fellowship also at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Monterey, Va. 24465.

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Saturday, April 8, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Word of Faith Church

Water St, Monterey, VA 24465

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