Robert “Bud” Webster
- Glencoe Volunteer Fire Protection District
- Age: 64
- Year of Death: 2014
Robert “Bud” Webster was born April 19, 1950. to Doc and Bessie Webster. He married the love of his life, Judith Irene Moses, on February 3, 1967. They were married for 47 years. Bud and Judy had two children, a son, Robert Glenn Webster II, and a daughter, Tisha Irene Webster.
Bud was a self-employed mechanic who was known by nearly everyone in the small community in which he resided. He was also known for his ability to fix anything. He was a great storyteller and loved keeping everyone around him entertained. He had an incredible sense of humor and loved to play pranks on all his comrades. A devoted family man, his family was always his top priority and he loved them dearly.
In 1994, Bud became a dedicated member to the Glencoe Fire-Rescue. His dedication and commitment to the community was second to none. In 1998, after only four years of service, Bud was appointed fire chief. His tireless work ethic was an example to all and inspired many new firefighters to work hard and give back. On July 4, 2006, Chief Webster was responding to a motor vehicle accident when the apparatus he was driving overturned, leaving him critically injured. After suffering debilitating injuries in the accident, he was never able to return to active duty.
After a long, hard fight, Chief Robert “Bud” Webster passed away on May 6, 2014, as a result of complications from his accident. He was a loving father, husband, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Judy Webster; his son, Robert Glenn Webster II; his daughter, Tisha Webster; and his granddaughter, Haley Webster.
Bud was a man of strong character and integrity. He gave 100% to everything, and his passing left a void that can never be filled in the lives of those who knew him best. He will always be missed and never forgotten!