He served as the Richmond County
Sheriff for 17 years. But with Charles Webster's passing, people don't remember
his title but rather the way he served.
"He will be remembered and missed
by all of us," said Sheriff Ronnie Strength.
Strength visited Webster in the
hospital just four days before he passed away.
"He and I had about 15 minutes
alone and it was a great conversation, we talked about some of the old times. He had accepted what they had told him," Strength, said.
On Saturday, 80-year-old Charles
Webster passed away from complications of liver cancer.
He leaves behind a legacy engraved
onto buildings and also into the hearts of today's leaders.
"He was a mentor to me, he taught
me a lot," said Strength.
Webster was there when Strength was
sworn into office and he was by the side of Judge Danny Craig when he was sworn
"Charlie Webster was the primary
guiding light for me in developing the sense of public service that comes with
elective office," said Craig.
As they remember Webster's life they
also think back on his strong character.
"I can remember so many times
being here with him as he paid someone's power bill or their light bill or
their mortgage bill and he did it day in and day out," Strength, said.
"Ralph Waldo Emerson put it more
appropriately for Charlie and he said, ‘the measure of a person's character is
what he does for people who can do nothing in return for him' and that was
Charlie Webster," said Craig.
Even though Webster has passed on; his legacy lives on
through the leaders whose lives were influenced by him.
Webster's graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 am at
Westover Memorial Park.
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