SHORT, Robert Roy "Bob" 84, born in Akron OH, Sept. 4th, 1928, to Roy and Willie Erma Short, was received in heaven on Feb. 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, IN. He then served as Vice President of National edical Enterprise located in Stockton, CA. Bob also owned and operated the "Dog House" restaurant in Indianapolis while starting his own CPA firm. In 1983 he moved to Brandon, where he continued to work as a CPA until his retirement. 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. 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, Feb. 16th at 10 am at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Plant City. A visitation will be held Friday evening, Feb 15th, from 6-8 pm at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 13, 2013