Mark Alan Webber died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Robertsdale, AL on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the age of 60.
Mark was born on July 12, 1960 in Mobile, AL. He attended Davidson High School in Mobile before enlisting in the Unites States Air Force in late 1977. His fifteen-year military career took him to many places in the world where he became an Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, Master Instructor, and Military Training Manager. His honorable service earned him three Air Force Commendation Medals and other awards. He was proud to have served his country but decided to take early retirement to pursue other interests, of which he had many! As a small business owner, he opened two private investigation firms and a gas station convenience store. He also enjoyed winding custom guitar pickups. He loved horses. He sometimes rode his horse, Cherokee, with the Mobile Mounted Police Auxiliary during Mardi Gras. Later, he operated the Flight Simulator at the Battleship, USS Alabama, while pursuing a degree to allow him to finish his career teaching aviation maintenance at George Stone Technical College in Pensacola, FL where a plaque was placed in his honor dedicating an important piece of instruction equipment to him. His most recent and final hobby was learning to make stained glass art pieces.
Throughout his life there was music! He jammed with cool dudes from everywhere. He taught himself to play the guitar and practiced every day for years. After a couple of decades with the guitar, he decided he wanted to play the drums, so he taught himself to do that, too. He taught his wife, Charlene, to play the bass guitar so she could jam with him. He never considered himself to be much of a singer, but that did not stop him from trying, practicing, and improving until he was ready to go out and be a one-man band with his guitar and sequencer. If you knew him, you’ve probably heard all about it!
Mark is survived by his loving wife of nineteen years, Charlene Brooks Webber of Robertsdale; daughters, Michelle Webber Kelly (Matt) of Daphne, AL, and Maria Faulkner (Vernon) of Mobile, AL; grandchildren, James Alan, Victoria, Tiffani, Ethan, Aidan, Hunter, Christian, Bobby Jo, Daisy, Loralee, and Austin; great-grandchildren, Landon, Aubree Claire, and Kinsley; sisters, Donna Gail Creel of Spanish Fort, AL and Jan Webber Anderson (Terry) of Brewton, AL, and brother, Thomas Stewart Webber of San Angelo, TX. He was Uncle Mark to his many nieces and nephews who will miss him, as well. He is preceded in death by his father, Don Adams Webber, mother, Helen Lorain Webber of Mobile, AL, and brother, Larry Cecil Creel of Spanish Fort, AL.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday night, September 9, 2020 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne. The funeral service will be held Thursday, September 10, 2 020 at Cleveland Road Church of God, 426 Cleveland Road, Saraland, AL at 10:30 AM. There will be a time of visitation before the funeral service beginning at 9:30 AM.
Interment will follow at the Alabama State Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Hwy. 225, Spanish Fort, AL at 12:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is handling service arrangements for the family.
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