Charles Victor Webster, Sr., 86, of Salem, passed away peacefully January 10, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends. Having suffered for years with C.O.P.D., he courageously fought his final battle with this disease.
He was predeceased by his wife, MaryLou Fisher Burton Webster and is survived by his children: Charles V. Webster, Jr., Paula W. Amrhein (Russ), and Michael David Webster (Faye). Grandchildren: Charles V. Webster III, John Webster, Kayla Webster, Jacquelyn A. Sells, Chadwick S. Amrhein, 6 great grandchildren and many dear loyal friends from his Salem Moose Lodge and the Salem Brookdale Senior Living facility.
Charles was a very proud and strong-willed person. He was extremely proud of “his” Salem, Virginia and thought the sun rose and set in his hometown. Charles was born January 25, 1931 and loved his Andrew Lewis High School and Roanoke College. During the Korean conflict, he served in the United States Army as a Cryptographer. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and then retired once again in 2017 from his second job at Amrhein’s Jewelers. Charles was honored to be a member of the Taylor Lodge 23 in Salem.
His family would like to thank his wonderful medical team for all the years they dedicated to making Charles as comfortable as possible.
Charles could always be heard repeating his favorite saying, “Salem born, Salem bred and when I die I’ll be Salem dead”. His love of all things Salem was unwavering.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem, Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please encourage your family and friends to be non-smokers.