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Dr. Jack Short D.O.

JOSHUA–Dr. Jack Short D.O. was received in the arms of his Savior on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the age of 69.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Chaplain Brent Montgomery officiating.
Jack was born Oct. 10, 1948 in Odessa to Paul and Marie Short.  He proudly served our country by enlisting in the US Navy.  He was a beloved doctor, son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Wife of 20 years, Rusty Short; sons, Eric Owen Short, Jason Graves and Jeremiah Graves; six grandchildren, Addie Bleu, Ryan, Jacob, Piper, Tyler and Austin; one great-granddaughter, Stella; parents, Paul and Marie Short; numerous other relatives; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I’m so very saddened by the news of your beloved husband’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you today my friend.

  2. Doc you will be missed by so many people. I have never met a Doctor like you. Your kind soft voice and gentle touch and open ears always made me feel I made a great choice having you as my Dr. May you rest now and forever be in comfort in the arm’s of the Lord. Fly with those beautiful angels…
    Rusty, I pray for you and all your family at this difficult time for God to wrap his arms around you and comfort you all. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
    Love Shannon Bass and Family.

  3. “Grant but the memory to us, and we lose nothing by death.” -Whittier

    My beloved friend, I was deeply saddened by the news of your “forever love” Doc’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  4. Thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my prayers.

  5. I am so sorry to read this, Rusty. I know you loved Jack dearly. Praying solace over your heart.

  6. We are so sorry to hear this terrible news. Our thoughts are with you all. He was a wonderful doctor and person and will be missed. It has been a blessing to have known him. Love from Donna and Roy Price.

  7. Dear Rusty – My thoughts and prayers are with your family and you during this very difficult time. Psalms 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

  8. Rusty, even though I did not know Jack. I feel like I new him threw all your posts!!! I am so sorry for you and your family!!! Hope Jack’s family are able to come!!! Praying for you!!! When you feel blue give your horses a big hug!!!

  9. So sorry to hear of this. He was a great doctor and will be missed by so many. I remember him laughing and having such a good time while working when we would bring in patients to the Er. All of us with Wise County EMS send our thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

  10. So very sorry for the loss of Doc.. I know Rusty that he will always be looking down and loving you from there as much as he did here . My heart goes out to you as I know how lost you must feel right now … RipDoc …

  11. George and Diane Williams

    It is with sadness that we heard of the passing of Dr. Short. Rusty, Ryan has shared some of the great times he spent with you and Jack. We only met Jack once, at Ryan’s graduation and I know it meant the world to Ryan to have him there. It speaks to the person Jack was, that through great struggle he made sure he was at his grandson’s graduation. Again we are so sorry for your loss!

  12. Dr Jack was one of those special one-of-a-kind guys. There are so many stories I could tell from our days together at Hope medical clinic. Hope clinic is a Charitable medical clinic in Johnson County. we are staffed and ran by volunteers. Our doctors nurses and staff give us their time and knowledge. We serve the residents of two counties, treating them for free. Rusty and Dr. Short were two of those wonderful people who gave. What made Dr Jack so special, besides his humor and tenacity, was the story behind his volunteering at the clinic. Rusty had been volunteering for sometime when she asked me if she could bring her husband with her.? I didnt know his story yet, She then explained his situation, where he was in his life. I said urs, please bring him, An active vibrant intelligent fast paced ER Doctor, who had a tragic accident that left him bedridden and without a purpose in life. He had given up, resigned himself to his future. I cannot imagine how devastating that was physically and worst yet mentally.
    She brought him for the first time in a regular push around wheelchair and he sat. She worked to involve him with her care of patients, asking him questions, advice. The second trip he sat again but then he looked up at me and said in those beautiful words that I will never forget
    “I can do this”.
    And I said “yes you can”.
    And he did. For over two years he came back twice a week and treated patients with compassion and respect. When he lost his aid who was bringing him, we arranged for the county transportation to bring him. They picked him up in the mornings at his house and to brought him to our door .
    I was privileged and blessed to watch him grow, gain strength and purpose. I watched him go from a mentally depressed man , to man who now had a reason to get up get dressed, buy an electric wheelchair and start doing what he was compassionate about- helping people thru medicine.
    We Developed a very close working relationship. He knew he could count on me to be there to help him through each clinic and I knew that he was faithful and dedicated to the clinic and would always show up ready to work giving it his best. He had several setbacks during his time with us but he always pushed on. No matter how he felt , he got up and came to work. The day he wheeled into the clinic and said he needed to talk with me, in a very serious tone, my heart stopped. I ask myself what has happened, what is he going through now? He said it was good news and bad news. He told me the very bad news first. He couldn’t volunteer at the clinic anymore. He was our stability, our Doctor who came back week after week. He gave us Stability. Then he grinned and said “Rusty and I are starting our own clinic”.
    This man who had given up realized he wasn’t finished yet. God still held a purpose for him. And he found it doing Gods work in God’s clinic.
    I’m so proud to have known Dr Short and called him a friend. He will be missed. But we will see him again and he will walk up to us smiling and whole.
    Rusty he’s going to take your hand and swing you into a lively to step all the way across heaven:)

  13. Michelle, I want to say again I am so sorry for your loss. You really took such good care of him over the past few years. He was like a brother to me, and I will always remember how much his friendship meant. He was a true friend. You are in my prayers. May God bless you and give you the strength you need.

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