Alvin Ray Short

February 15, 1943 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Alvin Short Obituary

Alvin Ray Short, born February 15th, 1943, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 1st, 2023, at the age of 80. Most of you know him as ‘Tex’, a name he earned when he was a teen due to his cowboy western fashions of cowboy boots, Levi jeans and western shirts.


He is survived by his wife, Brenda, his children; Tammy (Rick), Paula, Aaron and Brenda. His grandchildren who will continue his legacy; Nicole (Luis), Andrea, Andrew, Sarah, Emily, Matthew and Rachael, and great grandchildren; Theodore and Jackson. He was the loving brother to Jimmy and Tommy and sister Martha “Janie”, and the son of the late Lillian Dutton and brother of the late Lawrence. 


To us, he was a loving and devoted father and our Papa. He led by example for his children and grandchildren by being hardworking, reliable, and trustworthy.


If we could only share one thing that made our Papa so special to all of us: it would be the love and devotion he had to his beloved wife. They may have driven each other crazy occasionally but after 60 years of marriage, that’s to be expected! He even had her name tattooed on his arm (she was not happy at all about that)! He was so proud to show her off as his wife, he told us often how much she meant to him, how he adored her and thought she was the most beautiful person he ever met. Their marriage was a true partnership we all admired. 


Although our Papa was a man of few words, boy could he tell a story…and then tell it again, and then again, and then again. We have all heard so many stories over the years you can start to tell one and anyone of us could finish it. He was a fierce protector and provider to his family. We will always remember how safe we felt when we were by his side! Whenever any of us needed him, he would be there, no matter what it was, he would do it. He kept our secrets; he fixed our problems, never complained and was always available. Spending time with him was always special and usually an adventure. 


We realize how God blessed us with all these years we have had with this amazing father, grandfather and friend. We will carry all of our special memories and stories and adventures that we have of him that we can now share with others again and again and again.


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September 11, 2023

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Christian Funeral Home
3100 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Funeral Service
September 12, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Christian Funeral Home
3100 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60618


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