Published: Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Randy Lee Webster was born July 1, 1958, in Deadwood, S.D., to Duane and Corinne (Conlon) Webster. At the age of 10, Randy and his family moved to Custer State Park (S.D.) where he attended Custer State Park School.
Growing up in the park, Randy spent hours fishing, hiking and harassing the wildlife.
He attended Custer Junior High where he discovered another love— wrestling. He began with the Custer High School varsity team as an eighth grader, qualifying and placing at the state wrestling tournament several years. In high school, Randy pursued another passion, bull riding. Bull riding was a lifelong love along with a love of everything country. Randy could jitterbug with the best of them and in 1975, he met his dance partner for life, Gerri Sites, who was camped with her parents at Custer State Park.
Gerri and Randy were married Feb. 26, 1977, in her parents’ home in Colorado Springs, Colo. That union lasted 36 years until Randy’s passing.
Randy and Gerri were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Ashley, June 6, 1985. Randy said it was the happiest day of his life. That happiness was rivaled as Ashley and her husband, Benjamin Von Eye, added two grandchildren to the family, Emalee Grace and Lane Henry.
Randy, of Hot Springs, S.D., died July 10, 2013, at Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs. He was 55.
Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his wife, Gerri of Hot Springs; daughter, Ashley (Benjamin) Von Eye of Box Elder, S.D.; grandchildren, Emalee and Lane; parents, Duane and Corinne Webster of Hermosa, S.D.; and brother, Ray (Sheri) Webster of Custer.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at McColley’s Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs with Sheri Webster officiating.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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