Raymond (Ray) Short, Jr., of Galveston, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 72. Ray was born on January 13, 1945 and was a lifelong Galvestonian. He was president of R. T. Short Plumbing & Heating for many years. Ray was employed by Lowe’s Home Improvement as a master plumber and later retired as a plumbing inspector for the City of Galveston. Ray also proudly served as a reserve officer with the La Marque Police Department and Galveston County Sherriff’s Department and held every office in the Galveston Gun Club. Ray carried out the legacy of his grandfather and father with his love of fishing, hunting, children and dogs.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lucille Short. Survivors include longtime companion, Virginia Pean and extended family: Lillian, Elisabeth, Kathleen, Cynthia, Gordon David Pean; his sister, Cathy Short and partner, Carol Spieler, and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.
Ray’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, September 11 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 12 with burial following at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson.
To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit Ray’s page at malloyfuneralsandcremations.com.