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Russell Jay Short

December 13, 1960 — November 20, 2023

North Richland Hills


The family of the late Russell Short wishes to give sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers, phone calls, text, visits, and love during this difficult time.

His Smile
Though his smile is gone forever
And his hand I cannot touch,
I still have so many memories,
Of the one I love so much
His memory is now my keepsake,
Which with I’ll never part
God has him in His keeping,
I have him in my heart,
Sadly missed, but never forgotten.

Russell Short was born in Amarillo, Tx December 13, 1960, to Alvin and Opal Short. He departed this earthly life on Monday, November 20, 2023, to be with God.
He wasn’t a real religious man, but he accepted, believed in, and knew God. He loved his chocolate milk and Hershey bars, playing darts, spending time with his friends, country music, and doing whatever he could to help. That was his love language. He loved having a reason to put on his “heels” and get dressed up. He was always late, but when it mattered, the first to arrive and the last to leave. You never knew what was going to come out of his mouth; if you should look around to see who heard or laugh. He played hard and loved harder. He was genuine.

Russell was proceeded in death by his parents Alvin and Opal (Darlene) Short, and his brothers Royse and Tracey Short. He leaves to cherish his memory Beth Hughes, Fur babies Coco and Rosco, and Michael Kirksey of North Richland Hills. His daughter Jesseka Short (Cyrel) of Arlington. Grandson’s Brenden of Arlington and Donovan (Nicole) of Burleson. Three granddaughters, Mariah, Amari, and Addison, all of Arlington. Four great grandkids, Matthew, Stormi, Riley, and Landon. His uncle Ronnie (Lovera) of Amarillo, Tx, many cousins, nieces, nephew, and lots of friends that became family. May his memory be a blessing to all.

Opening Prayer and Remarks by Kevin Rowe
Eulogy and Life Stories
Closing Remarks and Prayer
Followed by lunch

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.  For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.  
-Thessalonians 4:13-14

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Friday, November 24, 2023

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