Jay Alan Webster was born April 24, 1957 in Wellington KS the second son of Willard and Pamela (McKnight) Webster. Jay started school in Wellington KS then his family moved to Corbin KS and Jay continued his education and graduated from Caldwell High School in Caldwell KS.
While in High School he started dating Deb Troyer and after she graduated, they were married. He was very proud of telling people they were high school sweethearts and that they celebrated 45 years of marriage in December of 2021. He was looking forward to celebrating their 50th.
Jay has 3 children who were the light of his life. Daughter Jamie who was his little girl he would do absolutely anything she asked of him and who he taught to hunt and fish. Son Christopher who followed in his dad’s footsteps with the love of hunting and fishing along with in the last few years the love of wood working. Son Jason who loved to fish with his dad, they had some wonderful times fishing together, even the trips they got skunked. Jason wasn’t fond of hunting because he never enjoyed the cold, but even that has priceless memories and stories that they shared.
Jay never missed a ballgame or activity of his kids, many miles were traveled so he could support everything they set out to accomplish. Jay coached the boys in summer baseball while most of the time working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day. Jay continued this with his grandsons who could always count on Poppa Jay being their biggest fan. Jay was always happiest when he was teaching the kids and grandkids and he had lots of knowledge to share with them, and they were always eager to learn and thought he knew everything, at least about hunting and fishing.
Jay had a love of all things outdoors and bought his first Harley Davidson and let Deb know what he was doing by texting her and asking her what color would she like him to choose. Many miles and friends were enjoyed while ridding across the country. He encouraged Deb to buy her own bike and together they rode to the Sturgis Rally two times, the first time they went by themselves and had a wonderful two week trip by themselves. So many new adventures and sights that were reminisced about which the kids had to listen to time and time again. The second time they went with friends and created lifelong memories. Jay believed with a little wind therapy anything was possible, and it almost was.
Jay planned one last big fishing trip to Texoma, he was always the planner. He wanted all of his family to come enjoy one of his most favorite places to fish. He found a house big enough to house the whole bunch and so many wonderful memories were made during the 5 day trip. They put three boats on the lake every day and sometimes not many fish were caught but they always had a story about why they just missed bringing back their limit, but by evening they would have their limit.
Jay was very proud of his work history and all that he accomplished. When his health required him to retire, he wasn’t ready but put that same energy in creating a wood shop that he was very proud of and loved sharing it with the kids.
Jay Webster passed away on January 30, 2022 in Wichita, KS.
Jay is preceded in death by his father Willard Webster, his father in law Ed “Flash” Troyer, grandson Spike York and brother-in-law’s Rick Jackson and Kevin Winter.
He is survived by his wife Deb, daughter Jamie and husband Travis York, son Chris Webster, son Jason Webster and wife Heather. Grandsons Devan and fiancé Ileena, Vance, and Veyton York, Jacob Webster, Dylan, Deric and granddaughter Jenna Webster. His mother, Pamela Webster. Brother Tim Webster and his wife Jennie, sister Debbi Winter, Randy Webster (Missy Sorrent), sister Dana, and sister Dianna Calvin and husband Tom. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022 at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, KS. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the Caldwell Community Building.
Memorials may be made to the Caldwell Sportsman's Club and sent in care of the mortuary.