William Wayne SHORT
William Wayne SHORT
  • September 13, 1949 - December 8, 2017
  • Texas

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William Wayne "Kip" SHORT, age 68, of Carrollton, Texas passed away on Friday December 8, 2017. Kip was born September 13, 1949 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Mildred Alice Short and Chester Harold Short.

Kip is survived by his father C. Harold Short of Lawton, OK; brother C. Blake Short and sister-in-law Kathy of Carrollton; nephew Parker Short, wife Lindsay, and daughter Matilda of Austin and niece Caroline Short of Moore, OK. Kip was preceded in death by his mother.

A visitation for Kip will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 8011 Frankford Rd, Dallas, Texas 75252. A celebration of life service will occur Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 West Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas 75093. A graveside and burial service will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Garden, 8700 North West Cache Road, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.teddickeywestfuneral.com for the SHORT family.

Kip graduated from Lawton Eisenhower High School and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University. He also completed some graduate studies at NTSU, now the University of North Texas. Coming to Texas, he took up residence in Carrollton where he lived until his death.

Early in his career, he worked for Texas Instruments as a computer programmer. Then Kip moved his programming skills to Anderson Clayton Foods. Following that, he became a computer hardware analyst for the Sprint Corporation where he retired after many years of service.

In 1980, Kip joined Prestonwood Baptist Church and immediately became involved in the media ministry as a volunteer. Not one for the limelight, he worked "behind the scenes" and "behind the cameras". He enjoyed volunteering in this ministry until his passing.

Kip was an avid reader and book collector. Barnes and Noble was a favorite destination, often using gift cards to purchase the latest fantasy or science fiction book series. It was his desire to leave his book collection to the Carrollton Public Library.

Beyond books, Kip collected coins, miniatures, and even stamps. He was most at home organizing, sorting, or straightening just about anything. If you had a mess, he was good at sorting it out.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prestonwood Baptist Church Media Ministry.