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Teddy M. Short

Thursday, July 4, 2019
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Brother Teddy M. Short, 81, of Andrews passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Odessa.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church, 507 NE 4th Street, in Andrews. Interment followed in the Andrews North Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 – 8 PM on Monday at McNett Funeral Home. Please visit for obituary information, visitation and service details, and family pictures or videos.

Teddy was born on January 16, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Roy Lee Short and Lou Ella Shaffer. He had attended elementary school in Wink, Texas and graduated from Jay-ton High School in 1957, where he was known to be a great football player for the Jayton Jaybirds. He married Judy Lou Hawkins on March 3, 1959 in Jayton. He had worked as a Roughneck in the oil fields in his earlier years and enjoyed playing golf. He had worked at Lubbock Power & Light and Union 76 as a field operator in Jal, New Mexico. They had owned and operated “Panther School Store” Hamburger Place in Jal, New Mexico from 1966 – 1981. He went on an International Christian Crusade in January 1979 to Nicaragua and surrendered to the ministry on March 19, 1979. He had been the Pastor at Maljamar Baptist Church in Maljamar, New Mexico from 1979 – 1981, McKinney Acres Baptist Church in Andrews from 1981 – 1993, Greenfield Acres Baptist Church in Odessa from 1993 - 1998, First Baptist Church in Jal, New Mexico in 1999, and Grace Baptist Church in Andrews from 2000 – 2009. He enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, Dallas Cowboys, Jayton Jaybirds, and tinkering in his shop. But most of all, he enjoyed ministering to many people with his faithful wife, Judy, beside him the entire time. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Andrews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Teddy is survived by his loving wife, Judy Short of Andrews, 3 children, Tina Marie Mosley of Andrews, twin sons, Terry Max Short and wife, Summer, of Eunice, New Mexico and Teddy Rex Short of Arkansas, 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

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