SHORT, Robert Roy (Bob) - A voice we all loved has been stilled. Our family chain has been broken. Our strongest link - the love of one's life, an anchor of strength for his children and grandchildren, and a guidepost of virtue for those who knew him, has finished his journey and gone into the arms of God to watch over us until God takes us one by one, when our chain will be linked again.
Robert Roy (Bob) Short, 84, born in Akron OH, September 4th, 1928, to Roy and Willie Erma Short, was received in heaven on February 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife Cindy, his mother-in-law Carol Teagle, son, Jeff Short, daughters, Deedy Melanson, Jennifer Eden (Lilburn Railey) and son-in-law Bruce Melanson; grandsons: Robert Lee Short (Hollie), Hunter, Blake, and Spencer Fromang, Brian Okam; granddaughters: Autumn Wisner , Bailey Melanson and Whitney Railey; great grandsons: Tyler, Kameron and Jackson Lee Short.
Bob was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He graduated from the University of Illinois and then received his Masters Degree from the University of Chicago. Early in his career Bob worked for Indiana Bell in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then served as Vice President of National Medical Enterprise located in Stockton, California. Bob also owned and operated the "Dog House" restaurant in Indianapolis.
In Brandon, Bob met and married the love of his life Cindy, together they moved to Plant City where they spent the last 25 years. Bob was a past member of the Zoning Board of Plant City. He also sat on the board of the Pregnancy Care Center of Plant City. Bob was a Mason since 1949 and became a Worthy Noble of the Mystic Shrine in 1973. He was a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Plant City, Florida. The family would like to sincerely thank the Life Path Hospice Aqua team for their superb care and love for both Bob and Cindy. Also our sincere thanks to our Dr. Vugman and the staff at the Lakeland Cancer Center.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 am at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Plant City, FL. A visitation will be held Friday evening, February 15th, from 6-8pm at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City, Florida.