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August 09, 2022

Gaylon “Shorty” Harrington

Gaylon “Shorty” Harrington

Gaylon “Shorty” Harrington, 66, of Taylorsville, went to his heavenly home on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

He was born on November 24, 1954, in Alexander County, the son of the late Harvey and Maxine (Daniels) Harrington.

Shorty proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He loved helping others, but most of all cherished time spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Those left to cherish and honor his memory include sons, Josh Harrington (Christy), and Ashley Harrington (Erin); daughter, Emily Atwood (Chris); grandchildren, TJ, Cody, Kanon, Lilian, JD, Ace, and Ailey; sisters, Pat Deal, Kathy Lackey, and Barbara Gentle; brothers, Danny Harrington (Joann), Lanny Harrrington (Jamie), and Harvey Harrington, Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Hefner Pond on Teague Town Road with military honors accorded by Alexander County Veterans Honor Guard.

Condolences may be sent to:

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Gaylon “Shorty” Harrington.


  1. Betsy Deal on January 26, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Ian so sorry to hear this, God bless you all 💔

  2. Nedra Kerley Church on January 31, 2021 at 6:43 am

    With deepest Sympathy.
    Memories will be forever.🌹

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