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Obituary: George E. Webster, Paris Crossing

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George E. Webster, 73, of Deputy, near Paris Crossing, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue Blake Webster of Deputy, Indiana; two daughters, Lisa Derringer and her husband, Randy, of Deputy, Indiana, and Julie Kiefer and her husband, Rod, of Madison, Indiana; his grandchildren, Brandy and her fiancé, Roland, Brad, Blake and Emily; his stepgrandchildren, Travis and Sarah; his stepgreat-grandchildren, Lyrik, Daegon and Owen; his mother-in-law, Loretah Blake of Deputy, Indiana; his brother-in-law, Robert Stanley "Bob" Robbins of Deputy, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Michael E. Webster, who died in 1961; his sisters, Shirley Ann Webster Robbins, who died Aug. 2, 2013, and Betty Layman, who died 1984; and his brother-in-law, Keith Layman.

George entered this life on August 9, 1941, in Scottsburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Clarence and Kathryn Owens Webster. He resided all of his life in Paris Crossing and was a 1959 graduate of Paris Crossing High School. George was united in marriage to Sue Blake on June 18, 1960, at Pisgah United Methodist Church near Deputy, Indiana.

George owned and operated Webster's Wrecker Service in Paris Crossing for the past 55 years. He was a retired school bus driver for Jennings County Schools and had enjoyed his 25 years of service. He enjoyed farming and had worked early in life for Morgan's Foods, Chain Belt and Williamson Heater.

He was a 50-plus-year member of Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Department and was currently serving as Deputy Chief. He was a member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church and Indiana Wrecker Association. George loved racing cars and enjoyed working as a pit steward, flagman and wrecker for Twin City Speedway and preparing the track at Brownstown Speedway. He enjoyed snowmobiles, pulling tractors, playing golf, nature, and being with family. He was a devoted husband, loving dad, grandpa, papaw and son-in-law.

George was known for always lending a hand and a smile where needed. He will be greatly missed in his community.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Indiana, with the Rev. Chad Chamness and Brother Dan Corbin officiating. Calling will be from 3 to 8 p.m.Friday and from  9 a.m. until service time Saturday. A Fireman's Service will be held Friday evening. Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy, Indiana.

The family requests memorials in memory of George to the Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Department. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's Web site at

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