J. W. “Jaybird” Short

J. W. “Jaybird” Short, 56, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 2015 at his home in Mesa, Arizona.
Graveside services were held Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at West Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with Dennis Callahan officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar provided the professional arrangements.
He was born in Bolivar on Oct. 7, 1959 to Carol Barnett and Jack Short. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Marcia Short. Jay also left behind three children, Nicole (Brian) Wibel of Glendale, Arizona, Shelly (Scuba) Beckman of Peoria, Arizona, and Ricky Short of Mesa, Arizona. He is survived by his mother, Carol Barnett of Bolivar; two brothers, Dick Short of Trenton, and Wayne (Cathy) Short of McDonald; and three sisters, Kathy Short of LaMirada, California, Jackie Alcarez of Lancaster, California, and Ginger Short of Bolivar. He also leaves his beloved pets, Jackjack and Sam.

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