When it comes to the effect of a father's height on his son's height there is a principle called 'regression toward the mean.' Statistically, men with very tall fathers are likely to be somewhat shorter than their dads. Examples of this are Donald Trump, Jr. 6'1" to Donald Sr's 6'3" (peak), and Nick Hogan 6'1" to Hulk Hogan's 6'7" (peak).
In general, males with taller than average mothers tend to be at least somewhat taller than average men. It's also true that health and access to food play a role in helping a growing child reach their full height potential as adults. Some scientists believe that humans have reached their peak heights, and that from this point forward our species might even begin to get gradually shorter.
Men who are very tall often have problems with their joints and vertebrae at an earlier age than shorter men do.
Tall men and short women produce the "greatest number of offspring" in the human race. This causes a positive feedback loop in the genome of our species that produces a detrimental effect on short men, who often have short mothers even if their father is average height or tall, while women's height is far less relevant to attracting high quality partners than a man's is.