ABBEVILLE… John Daniel “Dan” Webster, Sr., a resident of Abbeville died at his home Friday evening, February 10, 2023. He was 82.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, February 12, 2023, in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home and Crematory in Headland with Nicey Eller officiating. Burial will follow in Abbeville Memorial Cemetery in Abbeville. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Wright Funeral Home & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Dan, also known as Grumps by his grandchildren and Boone by his buddies, was born at Moody Hospital in Dothan, Alabama to the late Wade Daniel Webster formerly of Auburn and the late Winnie Weed Webster. Abbeville was his home his entire lifetime. He was a member of the National Guard Unit and Jaycees in Abbeville. Mr. Dan owned Webster Motor Company for many years selling Pontiacs and GMC trucks. During his colorful life he enjoyed watching his lifelong friend Dave Edwards play football for Auburn University and the Dallas Cowboys, watching any and all Auburn athletics, NASCAR (he even drove a pace car!), dove shoots, restoring his MG convertible, golfing and fishing with his partner in crime David Herndon, and living life to the fullest while telling tall tales with all his buddies on their many adventures. Mr. Dan was a wonderful cook and cooked many meals for Abbeville Methodist Church and his community and he very much enjoyed bossing folks around in “his” kitchen.
Mr. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Nancy Jane Webster Hale; a grandson Coleman Mills “Cole” Norris; some dear friends including Dave Edwards, David Herndon, Wayne Armstrong (now he can get a good haircut and continue those stories and tall tales), Veston Bush and other friends as well as his adored dogs Maggie, Izzie and Georgia.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories his beloved devoted wife Ginger Reeves Webster of Abbeville; his daughter Shawn Webster Weed (Chris), Headland; two sons, Ty Webster, Headland; John Daniel Webster, Jr., Abbeville; two grandchildren, Connor Nicole Weed (Trey McMillian), Headland; Ty Harrison Webster, Tampa; a great grandson Trace Cole McMillian, Headland; a beloved sister Carole Webster Parker (Mike), Headland; a very special nephew Christopher Parker (Lora, Billy and Orry) who took him fishing for one of his last adventures; nephew Kent Hanchey (Sandra); nieces Jane Hanchey Wallace (Terry); Martha Hanchey Agnew (Scott); and more beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Serving as active pallbearers are dear lifelong friends Jimmy Rane, Greg Rane, Lester Killebrew, Dan Sowell, Don Skipper, and friend Veston Bush’s son Andy Bush. Honorary pallbearers are Capt. Marc Wren, Dr. Rick Bendinger, Eddie Dodd, Mitchell Weaver, Bill Armstrong, and Dr. Larry McLean.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Henry County Health & Rehabilitation and Covenant Hospice for the excellent compassionate care of their beloved Grumps. He was one of a kind and we hope Heaven is ready for him.
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