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Jim Webster, 83, of Radcliff, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March, 22, 2012, after a five-month battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 6, 1929. Jim and Rachel have been married for more than 61 years. He has three children, Connie Turner who resides in Westford, Mass., and two sons, James R. Webster and Edward N. Webster, both of the Radcliff area. Jim also has eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Bill Webster, who now lives in Kiron, Iowa.
Jim was a wood pattern maker with Neuman Machine Company in Greensboro when he and his wife, Rachel, had a life-changing experience. They attended a Billy Graham Crusade where they made a personal commitment to follow Jesus Christ. This commitment to Christ marked his entire life.
As Jim and Rachel began to grow themselves, they helped others study the Bible and follow Jesus. In 1966 Jim began to work with service men and women and eventually did this full time with The Navigators. He has been with The Navigators for more than 45 years in Norfolk, Va., Fort Hood, Texas, Washington, D.C., and, for the past 37 years, at Fort Knox. He could often be seen sitting with a serviceman out on post, in a local restaurant, or at their dinner table talking about the Bible and Jesus. Jim and Rachel’s home was always filled with people, and over the years they had more than 52 people live with them to receive help and training to follow Christ.
Jim lived out and impacted many lives with the message of God’s goodness and grace.
Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove handled arrangements.
A memorial service and celebration of Jim’s life were held Monday, March 26, at Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff.
Condolences can be expressed at www.coffeyandchism.com.