In Memory of




Obituary for L. Shane Short

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.