Obituary for George Webster, Sr.


George Webster, Sr.

Reverend George Webster Sr., 93 of South Whitley, Indiana passed away at 10:30 pm, Monday, November 11, 2013 in his residence.

On October 5, 1920, he was born in Booneville, Whitley County, Indiana to Dallas and Elzie (Bryant) Webster. He married Betty J. Sroufe on May 7, 1941 in Sidney, Indiana, who preceded him in death on May 24, 1997. He then married Mary Belle Chandler on June 1, 1998, who also preceded him in death.

George was a lifelong resident of Whitley County. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1937, where he played on the varsity basketball team. He was a self-employed farmer and he was also employed at the Red Comet Gas Station, Warsaw. George was licensed as a minister in 1967. He served as a minister with United Pentecostal Church International in Hazelwood, Missouri.

He was a member of United Pentecostal Church, Warsaw. George loved playing baseball and basketball. He was a very good typist, typing 135 words per minute and he also loved to debate.

George is survived by four daughters, Shirley (and spouse Reverend Robert) Henson, Grand Blanc, Michigan, Judy (and spouse Dallas) Alsman, South Whitley, Linda Hartzell, Foley, Alabama and Brenda Hartzell, Atmore, Alabama; his son, George (and spouse Janice) Webster Jr., Columbia City; his step-son, Reverend Buddy (and spouse Patti) Chandler, Warsaw; four step-daughters, Mary (and spouse James) Conway, North Webster, Kathy Hutchinson, Alabama, Anita (and spouse Jack) Stump, Silver Lake and Connie Chandler, Pierceton; twelve grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters; his grandson, Brent Alsman; his son-in-law, Reverend Michael Hartzell and his grandson-in-law, Dusty Williams.

A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 16, 2013 in United Pentecostal Church, Warsaw with Pastor Dan Cox officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery, South Whitley.

Visitation hours will be from 12:00 – 8:00 pm Friday, November 15, 2013 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.



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