William Craig Shorter was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 20, 1949 to Alma and William Shorter. William was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed Tae Kwon Do, watching old Western movies, Boxing and the golf channel. He was a devoted husband of Nola, a beloved father of Cheryl Shorter, Carmen (Nigel) Chung, Carla Shorter, Crystal Shorter Boyd and Casey Shorter, a loving grandfather of three and great grandfather of three, a dear sister of Cassandra Hall and a cherished cousin of Cheryl Griffin and Marylin Kay Griffin. His memory will be cherished by all who loved him.