Shorty Strother, 59, of Vidor died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at noon, Thursday at the funeral home.

A native of Kinder, La., he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Shorty was a crane operator and was a member of Local Union #406. He was a member of Cowboy Church and served his country in the U.S. Army.

Shorty is survived by his son, Travis Strother of Vidor; daughters, Georgette Norris of St. Augustine, Nikki Dorn of Vidor, Brandi Strother of St. Augustine; brother, Bo Strother of Vidor; and eleven grandchildren.