Harold Wayne Webster, 83 practiced law for 26 years
Harold "Hal" Wayne Webster, 83, of Columbus died Friday, January 3, 2014 at his residence.
A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Jonathan Meyer will officiate. Interment and military graveside rites will be at Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service. A Rosary service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Webster, a U.S. Air Force veteran, attended St. Mary's School and graduated from North Vernon High School in 1948. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Indiana University June 16, 1952. He joined his father in managing Webster Chevrolet and then moved to Brownstown where he opened his own dealership. After selling the business, he attended law school at the University of Louisville School Of Law and earned his Juris Doctor from the university in 1969. Mr. Webster was admitted to the practice of law in Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on September 16, 1970. He returned to North Vernon to practice law until around 1996 when he "semi retired." He served as Deputy Prosecutor under Ron Davis and Brad Kage from 1979 to 1992 and practiced law with his son from 1982 through 1996. Mr. Webster was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed athletics, particularly snow skiing, flying, scuba diving, swimming, tennis, and golf.
Born June 7, 1930 in Jennings County, Mr. Webster was the son of Herschel C. and Mary Alice Bertram Webster.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Chris (Kate) Webster, Jon (Julie) Webster, all of North Vernon, and Matt (Eileen) Webster of Madison; five grandchildren, Ellie Bright and Jonathan Webster II, both of North Vernon, Annie Stock of Indianapolis, and Cassidy and Cody Webster of Madison; and two great-grandchildren, Will and Thad Bright of North Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan (Webster) Gerard; and his former wife, Joan Wallace.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St. Mary's School.