David Earl Short

 David  Earl Short, age 69, of Alabaster, AL, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 28, 2016.  Dave proudly served in active duty in the US Army and then in the Army Reserve from February 1966 till January 1994  retiring with the rank of Sergeant Major.  He retired in 2007 from Federal Civil Service with the Department of Defense at grade G512. He was a Member of  Community Baptist Church and served as a custodian there until his death. Most of all Dave was a loving husband, father and Paw Paw. He was predeceased by his parents, Simon and Lois Short.  His survivors include his wife of 32 years, Debra Short; children, Kenneth Short (Charlene), Vicki Stewart (Jeff), Becky Short, Daniel Short (Laura) and Brendalyn Jones (Brandon); 9 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends,  4-6 pm, Friday, December 30, 2016 with a A Celebration of Dave’s life to follow at 6 pm at Community Baptist Church in Maylene, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to Community Baptist Church or The American Cancer Society in Dave’s name.


  1. Bobby & Kathy Jackson on December 30, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    So sorry for for loss. We’ll be thinking of you and praying for you during this time.

  2. Nancy Brasher on December 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Dear Debra and Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Praying you have peace in this time of grief. Praying for you. Nancy Brasher

  3. Ashley Dixon on December 30, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Debra, I am so sorry for all of you in the loss of Dave. I will be praying for you.
    Ashley and Roman Dixon

  4. Alice Mitchell on December 31, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    So very sorry for loss, Debra. Thanks to you and your family for sharing such a touching and beautiful service to celebrate Dave.
    Love you, Alice

  5. Deana mumpower on December 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Debra & family, We will be praying for you. So sorry for your loss. Love, Deana & Bob Mumpower

  6. DKing on January 2, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. During this difficult time, God is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit He saves. Psalms 34:18