Raymond Louis "Junior" Webber, Jr., son of the late Raymond Louis, Sr. and Emma Elizabeth Boyer Webber, was born in Dexter, Missouri on July 3, 1928, and passed away on May 6, 2014, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 3 days.
He had lived in Dexter most of his life with the exception of nine years spent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a longtime faithful member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter. He and his father had the Webber Nash-Rambler dealership in Dexter for many years; he then owned and operated Webber Motors until his retirement. He had been a member of the Dexter Rotary Club for almost 50 years where he served as president, was honored as Rotarian of the Year, a Paul Harris Fellow, and was instrumental in starting the "Toys for Tots" program in Dexter. He had been named Dexter's Man of the Year in 1988. He served on the Dexter Fire Department for almost 30 years and enjoyed fishing.
On August 4, 1970, he was married to Ernestine Monahan Ferguson in Dexter, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Webber of Dexter; two sons and spouse, Raymond & Sherrie Webber, III of Dexter, Jerry Probst of Mt. Grove; five daughters and spouses, Cathy & Gene Kirby of Dexter, Mary & Bobby Armour of Poplar Bluff, Theresa Brown of Bernie, Sherry Foster of Matthews, Tammy & Terry Crowley of Dexter; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters, Rosalie Turner of Freeport, Illinois and Llewlyn Burch of Joliet, Illinois. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two sons, James & Jeff Webber.
Friends may visit Friday, May 9, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri, a Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mass will be conducted on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter with Father David Dohogne of Dexter, Missouri officiating.
Interment with be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.