He was born on December 21, 1924, in Sunnyside, WA to Luther and Marion Belton.
Shorty was one of 13 children in his family.
He served in the army during WWII.
Shorty was a 30 year employee at Kaiser Aluminum Plant at Trentwood.
He is survived by his son Bill and wife Bobbie, grandchildren; Carlton and Dana and great-granddaughter; Natasha.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 29th at noon at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
A reception will follow at Heritage Funeral Home.