Mr. Donald Lee Webster, 80, of Pocomoke City, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Harrison Senior Living in Snow Hill, Md.
He was born in Baltimore on June 11, 1943, a son of the late Robert Lee and Doris Marie (Abbott) Webster of Deal Island, Md.
He served in the U.S. Army from April 1963 through February 1966 driving tanks while stationed in Korea. He received both his Sharpshooter Badge (90 MM Tank Gun and Machine Gun) as well as his Marksman Badge.
Donald was one of the lucky few who turned his passion into a successful career. He owned used car lots in Salisbury, Md., Princess Anne, Md., and Snow Hill and finally settled in Virginia as H & M Auto Sales from 1988 through 2019. Despite his famous “no-nonsense” approach, he was blessed with many repeat customers who also became friends over the years.
In addition to being a Corvette and speedboat enthusiast, Donald had a love for the harness racing industry. He owned several racehorses stemming from many fond memories of going to Ocean Downs Racetrack with his dad and uncles. He was a devoted husband and loving father to his two daughters whom he adored and of whom he was very proud.
He is survived by his wife, Dana Webster of Pocomoke City and his two daughters, Valerie Haldeman and her husband, Regan Haldeman, of Berlin, Md., and Brandi Howser and her husband, Stuart Howser, of Pocomoke City. He has three grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley) Haldeman, Corey Haldeman, and Oaklin Howser. He has two great-grandchildren, Abigail Sloan and Casen Haldeman. He is also survived by his brother, Gary (Lucy) Webster of Princess Anne and his sister, Vicki Holland of Salisbury. He has four nieces, Kimberly “Kim,” Lori, Shirley “Shirl,” and Jessica.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Holloway Funeral Home in Pocomoke, 107 Vine Street, from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service which begins at 11 a.m. The service will be led by Pastor Josh Fields of Lynnhaven Baptist Church. The interment will follow at Salem United Methodist Cemetery. Lunch will be served at Lynnhaven Baptist Church after the service to celebrate Donald’s life.
In lieu of flowers you may send donations to his Deal Island family church, St. John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 134, Deal Island, MD 21821.