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Timmy Don Short

January 7, 1959February 16, 2021

Timmy Don Short, 62, formerly of Dallas, TX. passed away on February 16, 2021 at his son's home in Texarkana. AR. He was born on January 7,1959 in Littlefield, TX. He was a U.S. champion kickboxer with only one career loss. As well as, a stunt double and fight double for decades in the movie industry. Some of his films and shows included: Robocop, La Bamba, Mississippi Burning, Problem Child, Johnny Be Good, Forced to Kill, Payback, Wishbone, Where the Heart Is, and the one he was most proud and involved in was Walker Texas Ranger. After retiring from the movie industry he joined Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant for 17 years.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Perry and Rocky Short; his biological father H.J. Short. Following Timmy's death his adopted son Patrick Short passed away on February 21, 2021.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Wendell "Taylor" Short and his wife LaTesha Short of Texarkana, AR; mother and father Shelba and Noble Flenniken of Dallas, TX; one brother Kevin Flenniken of Carrollton, TX; two grandchildren Danielle and Tyler Short and a third grandchild, OcTavia to be born in May of 2021.

Memorial service will be held in the DFW area on March 6, 2021. The location and time will be announced in the near future.

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  • Memorial Service will be announced in the near future.

    Saturday, March 6, 2021


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Elonda Walker

March 6, 2021

My deepest condolences go out to you guys. Papa Tim was family. In the short time we have known him, we loved him. He always showed nothing but love for our family. May God bring comfort in this time of sorrow. Just know he may not have been healed on this side of heaven but he is now healed and resting in his mansion. Love you guys.
Vincent & Lonnie Walker

Karen Elsafty

March 3, 2021

Its always with great sadness when a SWA family member passes. I remember the great stories and the kind heart. Blessings 🙏🏻

Misty Bolton Dailey

March 3, 2021

When Carlos gave me the news, I was heartbroken. I haven’t seen Tim since 9th grade at Cary, but immediately I remembered his cute face, great smile, and that he was always so nice to me...he was nice to everyone.

John McCormick

March 2, 2021

I first met Tim back in 1986 when he rented a room in a house that a girl I dated lived in. I remember when Tim had a 100 pound kick bag set up in a converted garage right below my girlfriend's bedroom, and we could feel the walls shake when he did his nightly workouts. Unfortunately I lost touch with Tim and years later when I was employed as a pilot for Southwest Airlines I saw his name listed on the crew sheet for the flight I was operating, and wondered if it could be the same Tim Short, and to my suprise it was. Sometimes, while on trips, we would work out together in the hotels gyms on overnights, and talk about the past, and about the people we knew and lost touch with. Tim was very friendly and it seemed like his vast life's experiences ending up making him a very introspective person. and despite his kind and humble nature he was still the lion in winter. Godspeed Tim! I'm a better person for knowing you and I'm going to miss you. John McCormick.

Lucy Greenwood

March 2, 2021

I’m so thankful and blessed for the time we spent together. Your love for Jesus was so beautiful to witness! I know you were welcomed home to loving arms. May your soul be at peace ! You will be missed!

Ellen Sundquist

March 2, 2021

Tim was such a nice guy. I really enjoyed flying with him and listening to all his stories. He will truly be missed.

Tony Coria

March 2, 2021

Tim was a wonderful friend to me and my family. He was so many things, but I’ll always remember his kindness, his generosity, his laughter, and how genuine he was. I’m going to miss our long talks on the phone catching up with one another and our debate about how he could beat Bruce Lee in a fight lol. I’m so glad to have known him and even happier that we became like family. We are gonna miss you Tim. I hope there’s golf in heaven. Love you brother.

James Rivas

March 2, 2021

I'll see you again, Brother 💙

Kellie Rode

February 28, 2021

Tim always had this amazing twinkle in his eye. He and I tried out for cheerleaders together in 1976 at TJ. From then on I could always count on him. He was so much fun to be with and had a great perspective on life. I always admired his kindness and sweet spirit.. plus he never dropped me during stunts. I will miss him as will everyone who knew him. Rest In Peace my friend. ❤️

Rebecca Davis

February 28, 2021

Tim was a wonderful friend to me at Thomas Jefferson. He brought us all joy and laughter and friendship. I felt so lucky to have his friendship. I have never forgotten him and all the happiness he brought to my life.