Mitchell Beaumon “Mickey” Webster Sr., 65, of West Orange, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at home, from a massive heart attack.

Pursuant to the request of Mr. Webster, there will be no viewing of funeral service; a private family service will be at the National Cemetery in Houston. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Harvest Chapel, 1305 Irving St. in West Orange on April 25, Sister Ruth Burch of Harvest Chapel and Brother Bob Simmons of Maranatha Christian Center officiating.

Mickey was born on Dec. 31, 1943, in Birmingham, Alabama to Russell L. Webster and Mary Lou Hagler Webster and grew up in Natchitoches, La. He graduated from West Orange High School, attended Sam Houston Institute of Technology and Lamar University. He served in the Marine Corps for 26 years and retired therefrom as a “gunny.” While serving in the Corps he did several tours in Vietnam, served as a cook for 1,500 men three times a day, was a corpsman’s assistant, served in the paratroopers, led the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team and served on ambassadorial duty in Spain. Upon retiring from the Marines, he returned to Orange where he met and married his widow, Roberta Webster.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ernie; and daughter, Marlene Susan Webster. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Mitchell Beaumon Webster Jr.; grandson, Brenden Lane Webster; granddaughter, Amanda Webster; sisters, Annette George and Sondra Davis; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.