NETTLETON – Melvin ""Pee Wee"" Webster, 72, passed away on July 23, 2014, at his home after a long illness. He was born January 14, 1942, in Birmingham, Ala., to Bill and Mae Webster. He was a member of Central Grove Baptist Church. He graduated in 1960 from Amory High School where he was active in sports. He was an announcer and engineer for WAMY Radio and called Amory Panther football on Friday nights along with Hershel Lockhart. He was a member of the Mississippi Air National Guard based out of Meridian. He worked for BJ Ford in Amory before moving to Atlanta, Ga., where he was sales manager at a dealership.
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After moving back to Nettleton, he worked for WTVA as a master control operator for eight years and retired. He loved being a pilot and flying with his friends from the Monroe County Airport. He took a part time job as a grounds keeper and assisting with incoming and outgoing planes.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., today, August 10, 2014, at the Monroe County Airport in Amory. Holland Funeral Directors, Nettleton Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Webster and Mae Lowe Abercrombie; grandparents, Melvin B and Thelma Lowe.
He is survived by his daughter, Kim Webster Thompson of Amory; a son, Mel Webster of Nettleton; and two grandchildren, Meghan Webster of Nettleton and David Alan Thompson of Amory; one uncle, Bob Lowe of Nashville, Tenn.; nine half brothers and half sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to express a special thank you to his caregivers, Connie Bethune and Glenda Webster; Richard Justice and Bill Gregory for carrying out his final wish.
Memorials may be made to the
, 607C West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd Tupelo, MS 38801
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2014