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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
2:00 - 3:00pm
A memorial service for DeWayne ‘Doc’ Short, 69, of Runaway Bay, Texas will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Texas, officiated by Chaplain Brad Gilbert. Doc passed away Thursday, March 21 at home.
He was born September 6, 1949 in Roswell, New Mexico to Ralph Wayne and Hazel L. (Maples) Short. He married Eugenie McKee on June 14, 2013.
Doc attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. He served in the US Navy for over 20 years, achieving the rank of Lt. Commander.
After serving our country he graduated from Baylor Dental School in Dallas, Texas. He was also a member of the Dental Association, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and a University of Missouri Alumni. Doc was a dentist in Boyd, Texas for many years. He was also a longtime member of the North Texas Soaring Association.
After retirement his favorite thing to do was play golf and hang out with his golf buddies. He was a member of the Runaway Bay Golf Club and Resort for over 20 years.
Doc was a brilliant historian and enjoyed traveling all over the United States. He loved good food and good wine, along with watching classic movies and reading. He spent a lot of time in bookstores and was a die-hard fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
He is survived by wife Genie McKee; son Aaron C. Short; mother Hazel Short; stepchildren Michal Hodson, Natalie Egan, and Christopher McKee; brother Michael R. Short; sisters Marilyn G. Dauw, and Monica E. Brown; grandchildren Bayli, Ledger, Liam, and Lennon; and six step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, and brother-in-law Stephen Dauw.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.