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Eddie Shorts, Jr.

Mr. Eddie Shorts, Jr., age 57, died Sunday, December 28, 2015. Services for Mr. Short were held on Saturday, January 3, at St. Paul MB Church, with Pastor Henry Kelley officiating. Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery. Laird Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shorts was the third child of five children born to the late Eddie Shorts, Jr. and Lucille Bainquel Shorts of Louisiana. At an early age, he joined the Holly Springs CME Church of Bassfield, and remained a member until he united with Progress MB Church. At Progress MBC he sang in the choir.

Mr. Shorts graduated from Bassfield High School in 1976 and began his career in the oil industry working for Browning Ferris Industry, Tesoro Drilling, Penrod Drilling, Ensco Drilling Flournoy Drilling, and SPX Cooling Technologies.

Mr. Shorts’ survivors include his mother, Lucille Bainquel Cole of Baton Rouge, LA; two sons, Rodric (Kimberly) Shorts of Bassfield and Edward Shorts of Laredo, TX; two daughters, Rebecca Shorts of Austin, TX, and Ashley Shorts of Laredo, TX; one brother, James (May) Shorts of Collins; one sister, Carmen Shorts of Baton Rouge, LA; five grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.