Wayne Robert Webster of Orlando, FL passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020 after a long health battle. He was 72 years old.
Wayne was born on January 9, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to the late Robert and Velma (Zimmerman) Webster. He resided in Maryland during his childhood and early adulthood, then lived in southern Indiana, and, for the past 35 years, in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from Luther Rice College in Alexandria, Virginia and spent the majority of his career working for the Federal Government and, later, for the hotel industry in Orlando.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Brian and Warren. He is survived by former spouse Joyce (Knotts) Webster, daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Philip Cormier, and grandchildren Maia, Holden, and Finley. He will also be missed by sisters-in-law Loretta Brewbaker and Darlene Knotts, nieces Kelli (Matthew) Fisher and Stacie (Petar) Jovanovic, nephew Roy Brewbaker, and other loving family members and dear friends.
Wayne is remembered for his friendly, talkative persona, smile and quirky sense of humor. He made a lasting impact on many people he met. He cherished good friends and held them close to his heart. He loved God and enjoyed reading the Bible and biblical prophecy books. He spent many hours praying and seeking comfort from God. Many recall Wayne’s love for peanut butter, iced tea, sugar-free fudgsicles, and the frozen dinners he ate for lunch everyday for many years. He logged many miles driving around town (he did love his cars and talking about gas prices!) to shop several stores in search of the best prices on his favorite foods. He was strong-willed about the things that were important to him. Wayne found his forever home when he moved to Orlando in 1985. He soaked up the heat and the sun and spent more hours than imaginable at the beach. His passion for following the weather trends, not just in Orlando, but also for the locations where his loved ones were living, was deep. He was proud of Orlando and enjoyed the area theme parks, the movie theater (especially movies about time travel), and eating at the Golden Corral. Wayne was fiercely proud of his family and made sure that everyone he met knew at least one story, sometimes many more, about his daughter and grandchildren. He was not one to hide his feelings and often said, “I love you.”
The family requests that friends and loved ones take time to recall fond memories of Wayne and feel his love as they do so. Per Wayne’s wishes, memorial services will be private.