Wendell Lee Short


Wendell Lee Short, 87, of Amarillo, TX passed away on October 18, 2022.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 21, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Wendell was born in Paducah, TX on April 3, 1935, to Jewel (Duckett) and John Short. He was one of seven sons, six of which were in the military at the same time. He served in the United States Air Force and the United States Air Force Reserve.  During his military service he was part of the nuclear bomb testing in Nevada. He was very involved in service to Veterans in Amarillo, he ran a DAV store on 6th street.  He also volunteered to take part in military funerals in this area, he played Taps in over 1,000 services.

Wendell was a driver for Continental Trailways for many years.  He also owned, managed, and performed contract jobs for Wilson Electric and had many local customers.

Wendell was the last living brother of the “Short Boys” as they referred to themselves.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, R.V., Cecil, James, Johnny, Dexter, and Clifford Short; wives Linda and Bobbie; his daughter, Karen Denise Boatman, and granddaughter Rachel.

Survivors include his wife, Glenna; daughter, Lisa and husband Brandon Rodgers of Howardwick; grandson Brandon; several great-grandchildren; along with too many nieces, and nephews to count. He was a born caretaker and was frequently called on for help which he would always try to provide if possible, and will be very fondly remembered by all who knew him.

5 Replies to “Wendell Lee Short”

  1. I think of Wendell each time I still talk with Glenna. Both are my dearest friends. Yes, Wendell is loved & missed from our senior Golden Years lives. He will never suffer anymore. Great friends are hard to find, but he was a good one while on earth!! May he R.I.P. Forever now!!

  2. The Short brothers are finally all together once again! Along with Mema and Papa Wendell along with his brothers were one of a kind. I can hardly wait till we all meet at that great family reunion and hear the laughter and kidding around.

    Love you, Uncle Wendell

  3. Uncle Wendell would always ask me, have I told you lately that I love you.
    I would tell him No.
    He would then say! I love you. He will be missed.

  4. Thank you for everything you did for the DAV it was a honor and a privilege to serve with you little something Veterans will never forget it was an honor to have you on the executive committee that’s Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26

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