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James Pleasant Webster

James Pleasant Webster, 78, of Reidsville passed away on November 5, 2021 after a brief illness at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

A graveside service will be held at Reidlawn Cemetery on Tuesday, November 9 at 1 PM. The Reverend Wes Pitts from First Presbyterian Church will be officiating.

James was born the eldest of nine children in Rockingham County on March 26, 1943 to the late Kingfield and Virginia Poole Webster.

James worked for thirty years with the N. C. State University system in cattle management at Chinqua Penn Plantation. He was married for 31 years to Barbara Shelton Webster. They loved travelling to the mountains and the coast where he would fish for hours. Barbara died in 2010.

In addition to his wife and parents, James was predeceased by two sisters, Hazel Webster Williams and Martha Webster Cummings, and two brothers, Clarence Francis Webster and Glen Allan Webster and his brother in law and fine friend, David Craig.

James is survived by sisters Joan Marie Webster of Oak Ridge and Elizabeth Webster Bibee of Reidsville and two brothers, George Franklin of Massachusetts and Dewey Ray Webster of Kernersville.

He is also survived by stepchildren, Angela Foreman of Wagram, Diane Smith of Raleigh, and Tim Bolden of Martinsville, VA., 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, Brother in law Mike Shelton, and sisters in law, Martha Hankins and Sandra Craig and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Main Street, Reidsville.

The family is grateful for the care and friendship of the church family, particularly his caregiver Ann Covington.

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Prayerssrnt for hearts of all family and friends.

PIERCE Regina Nov 9 2021 7:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Webster

PIERCE Regina Nov 9 2021 7:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Webster

Joe Arnold Walker Nov 9 2021 2:26 PM

James had the sweetest smile and such a gentle spirit that will be so missed at First Presbyterian. We were blessed to have him as our church member and friend. He was most special and gave our first hello going into church at almost every occasion for many years. Mark and I send our condolences to all his family and loved ones.

Cynthia Cresenzo Nov 8 2021 9:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Webster

Ron and Lucy Byers Nov 8 2021 7:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Webster

Joe Arnold Walker Nov 8 2021 6:42 PM

Can't believe he's gone.lots of good memories of fishing trips and cutting wood together. Will surely miss him .

James T Bolden Nov 8 2021 3:34 PM

We are so very sorry to hear about James aka Muscles as he was fondly called at the research station. He was so kind and soft spoken... a real good man. He helped with John's lawn care business for years. May God bless you and comfort you all..
John Wayne(Johnny) and Michelle Toler

John and Michelle Toler Nov 8 2021 2:28 PM

James was a kind and gentle man who took good care of his wife Barbara for many years. He would do anything he could to help someone whenever asked. He seemed to always have a smile to greet you whenever you met him. We will miss him.

Michael Shelton Nov 8 2021 1:12 PM