L. Shane Short

L. Shane Short

Sunday, March 10th, 1968 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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L. Shane Short, 52, of Bruceville was taken from us far too soon by the relentless ravages of ALS in the early morning of July 27, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be at his home, 1443 S. Old Bruceville Rd., at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Shane was born March 10, 1968, in Gatesville, TX, to Lonnie Short and Paula Franks. His early childhood was spent in Pearl, TX with a large family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. They moved to Lorena in 1976, where he attended Lorena Schools.

He began his work alongside his father at Custom Telephone and worked there for 25 years. Later working for Thigpen Trucking Co. pulling his “Bull Wagon”. He loved hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors. He loved going fast, spending many hours building his drag racer, frequently running at Little River and other tracks. He loved his biggest machine, “The Bull Hauler”.

Shane was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mark and Pearl Short of Pearl, R.G. Franks, and Ruth and Allen Jones, all of Gatesville; brothers, Matthew and Mark Short of Pearl; Uncle, Paul Franks of Gatesville; and his beloved son, Nathan Shane Short of Bruceville-Eddy.

He is survived by his wife, Terri Short; father, Lonnie Short and wife Brenda of Bruceville-Eddy; mother, Paula Short of Waco; precious daughter, Jessica Short and fiancé Samuel Jordan; grandsons, Levi and Cooper Robins; granddaughter, Kenzleigh Jordan; sisters, Evonne Short Winter and husband Chris of Smithville and Heather Hykkonen and husband Pat of Dallas; nieces, Madeline Steiner and Sierra Winter of Smithville; nephew, Luke Steiner of Smithville; aunts, Pam Sheets and husband Buddy of Gatesville and Nancy Short of Hamilton; uncles, Pat Franks of Gatesville and Harrold Ellison and wife Shirley of Kilgore; 13 first cousins.

Shane loved Terri’s children as his own; sons, Josh Choate and wife Ashley of Alvarado and Joey Choate of Waco; grandsons, Brandyn of Waco, and Kadyn of Alvarado; niece, Misti Gonzales and partner Ginger Weaver of Corsicana.

Left behind to morn his passing are the mother of his children, Melinda Morgan of Teague; special friends; Tami Jo Shoquest, Terry Heath, Lynn Armstrong, Cody Tim Anderson, Jack Hodgson, Raymond Kelly Parrish, Jason Wilkins, Tommy Harper, Donnie and Connie Kellett, and Jerry Borden.

The family would like to thank Bluebonnet Hospice and caregiver Lisa Eldridge for their support and care of both Shane and Terri.
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    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 6:00pm
    Shane's Home
    1443 S. Old Bruceville Road
    BRUCEVILLE, TX 76630
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pecan Grove is not involved in the Celebration of Life. Flowers are to be delivered directly to his home.


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Shelley Eaton

Posted at 09:57pm
I didn’t know you very long , Shane short you will be sadly missed ! You had the most contagious laugh and the best true stories I ever heard .... Rest In Peace Shane Short ...
My most sincere prayers are with the Short family !!
God bless and keep y’all !
Shelley Ann Eaton Heath

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Posted at 01:46pm
With deepest sympathy, The Jaynes Family, Ashley, Matt, Langston and Claire
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woody money

Posted at 12:44pm
To all the Short family, I was saddened to learn today of Shane's passing. I have so many great memories of Shane and all the crew down through the years at Custom Telephone. I know he's at peace. May God's Grace and Love be with you all. Woody Money

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Angela Crow Jones

Posted at 10:44pm
Our staff is thinking of you all and will keep you in our prayers in the days ahead. Angela Crow - Jones, Bluebonnet Health Services - Hospice

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