George Webster Sr., 93
Reverend George Webster Sr., 93 of South Whitley, passed away at 10:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in his residence.
On Oct. 5, 1920, he was born in Booneville, to Dallas and Elzie (Bryant) Webster.
He married Betty J. Sroufe May 7, 1941, in Sidney, who preceded him in death 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 (Reverend Robert) Henson of Grand Blanc, Mich., Judy (Dallas) Alsman of South Whitley, Linda Hartzell of Foley, Ala. and Brenda Hartzell of Atmore, Ala.; his son, George (Janice) Webster Jr. of Columbia City; his stepson, Reverend Buddy (Patti) Chandler of Warsaw; four stepdaughters, Mary (James) Conway of North Webster, Kathy Hutchinson of Alabama, Anita (Jack) Stump of Silver Lake and Connie Chandler of Pierceton; 12 grandchildren and 25 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 p.m. Saturday at United Pentecostal Church, Warsaw, with Pastor Dan Cox officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery, South Whitley.
Visitation hours will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. To sign the guestbook or to send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.