Obituary for Richard Newton Webster
Richard Newton Webster, 92, passed away on October 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at his home of 40 + years, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was born October 24, 1924 in Corsicana, TX to
Albert F. & Mary Grissette Webster. Richard grew up in Waxahachie, TX. He graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1942. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a corporal in the 101st Airways & Air Communication Service Squadron. He received an honorable discharge from the army on February 4, 1947.
After his military service, he attended Hillsboro Junior College & later received a B.S. Degree in Petroleum & Geology from Texas Technological University in Lubbock in 1950. He worked in the Midland and surrounding areas in the oil and gas industry and country of Texas as a petroleum geologist, then moved to Cedar Park, TX., where he worked for the State of Texas for over 20 years in the Department of Water Resources. Richard married Paula Grimes on April 15, 1950 in Clovis, New Mexico. They were happily married until her death in 2003. Richard enjoyed running, golfing and swimming. He took pride in maintaining good physical fitness. He was a member of the Early Birds Exercise & Runners Club, the Senior Golf Association and his local 24 Hour FITNESS Club. He enjoyed working with children, he was a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America, and supported the Alpha Omega Adventurers club of Alpha S.D.A Church. Richard is survived by his son, Matthew Byron (Matt) Webster & his daughter, Paula Patience (Patti) Webster, nieces, nephews, and (Katrina and the family he so lovingly adopted as his own) and other friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bill and Bob Webster, his sister, Jerry Gayle his wife Paula, & young son Richard Thomas Webster.
Visitation will be held at 9:00 A.M. Friday morning prior to the service at Rest Haven Cemetery in Menard, TX at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 13. Richard's children call him kind, giving, smart, resilient, & loving
provider. They say he made people laugh & never let life get him down. His loving caregiver, Katrina considers Richard as one of the most appreciative, sensitive people she's had the privilege to know with a
magnetic personality that could brighten the darkest day.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Webster, Albert (Bobby) Webster,
Antonio Robinson Sr., Antonio Robinson Jr., and Britton Calvin
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the
Alpha Omega Adventurers Club 3016 E. 51st Street Austin Texas 78721