William ‘Bill’ Robert Shorter


Our beloved William “Bill” Robert Shorter, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenville, Texas on Nov. 10, 2012.

Bill grew up in Tennessee and Texas, and entered the U.S. Navy in 1948. The majority of his life was spent working in aircraft maintenance for Braniff International and E-Systems/Raytheon. He also worked in Instruments & Controls at several nuclear power plant locations including Comanche Peak in Glen Rose.

He was proud to be an American and at one time a Mason. He enjoyed watching old western movies, football, and the Texas Rangers. Most of all he loved being retired and spending quality time visiting with friends and family (including the dogs), playing card games and working around the house on projects.

Bill leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Helen Shorter of Greenville. The couple formerly lived in Granbury for 17 years where Bill was a member of the Granbury Mason Chapter, and Helen owned the Granbury Welcome Service.

A memorial service will be held in Bill’s honor on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in remembrance of Bill Shorter to the Memorial Fund, c/o Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 8320 Jack Finney Blvd., Greenville, TX 75402.