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Webster Martin Telfor

March 8, 1936 - September 9, 2021

Webster Martin Telfor was born on March 8, 1936 in Vivian, Texas, to parents, Jerry and Pauline (Grundy) Telfor. He was the eldest of eight children. His family relocated to San Francisco, California at a young age and was raised in Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood located in San Francisco until he enlisted in the Marine Corp. Webster served his country from 1955-1959 during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1959.

Upon returning from the war, Webster had a wide variety of jobs. He served as a Longshoreman in Oakland, California; he worked at the Naval Air Base in Alameda, California; and drove a mail truck for the U.S. Postal Service. Always good with his hands and industrious, Webster also worked for many years as a plumber, painter, and all-around handy man. Webster worked until his death with his last position as a caretaker for his wife and a helper at a local car dealership.

On May 13, 1989, he married Thelma Murray, and they remained married until his death. At the time of their union, Webster had a young son, Daniel. Thelma also had an adult daughter and son, Angela (Maria) and Michael. Webster had a strong connection with all three of them.  Webster and Thelma lived many years in Oakland and Hanford, California until they relocated to McKinney, Texas in 2008.

The transition to Texas was easy for Webster because he never met a stranger. He loved to talk to people in the community and often shared stories about his time in the military, growing up in the Bay Area, and his love of “shoot em up” movies. He was a grandmaster on the grill and enjoyed preparing delicious ribs, brisket, and smoked meats for his family and friends. Webster remained in touch with family near and far through weekly (and sometimes daily) phone calls.  

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Jerry and Pauline Telfor; brothers, Bobby, Maurice, and Lawrence.

He leaves to mourn him his wife, Thelma; son, Daniel (Juatima); bonus children, Angela and Michael (Felicia); siblings, Betty Lang, Marilyn Busay, and Roy Simmons; aunt, Jules Garrett; hosts of grandchildren, one great grandchild, many cousins, other relatives, and dear friends.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. 

Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211. 

The funeral service will also be live streamed at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at TJMfuneral.com on Webster's obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/webster-martin-telfor. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.



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Cousin Webster will truly be missed by so many. The thoughtful phone calls to our family to just check in and say "hey how are you doing up there in California and send updates was genuine. Webster was a real family person and we shared the love. I will miss the eventful stories about back home in which some of the named we knew, and some we didn't. He will be thought of often and will remain close to the heart. Sincere condolences to Mrs. Thelma Telfor and family from Zain and Chauncey Rashada, Marlon Rambo, Cecelia Huff and respectfully The Rambo family. Chauncey Rashada, September 23, 2021 We will surely miss the phone calls Love You and Rest In Peace!
Rose and Michelle Telfor-Sessoms, September 21, 2021 Our deepest condolences and prayers from the Lawson Family.
Delphany Lawson , September 21, 2021 Continually praying for your strength to Feel the love and well wishes sent your way. May you and your children find comfort in the many memories that will Come to you. Love june (Ms Moorehead) june moorehead, September 21, 2021 We are Praying for the Family - The Loggins Family - San Francisco, California
Arrenia (Loggins) Corbin, September 21, 2021 Please rest in peace my good friend and cousin. Please say hello to my wife Alice who you know so well. God bless.
James Lane, September 21, 2021 Sending prayers and comfort in the days ahead. Sometimes we hold on to faith, sometimes faith holds on to us. Sending Love.
Audre Pugh, September 21, 2021 Sending prayers of peace and comfort to you all. May God strengthen you during this difficult time. Kim Roberts, September 21, 2021 THelma and the Telford Family My condolences to you & the family during this difficult time. Lillie Brown, September 21, 2021 I love you family and praying for you all Dorothy Daniels, September 21, 2021 So sorry for your loss sending prayers and condolences to you and yours Judith Sharpe, September 21, 2021 We are praying for our Aunt Thelma, Cousin Maria, Cousin Michael, the entire Telfor family, and all who loved and cared for Uncle Webster.
The Sims & Breedloves , September 20, 2021
In Remembrance of Cousin Webster...A Soul that has been called home, to endless Love, matchless Peace and the Radiant Light of the Heaven. Praying that Hope will give his loved ones the Peace to know he will walk with the Father and sit at His side forever. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43 Jennie L. Cade and Family, September 20, 2021 MONICA CHLOE MATHIS WALKER & HAZEL V. MATHIS OUR MOST HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIFE THELMA & FAMILY WE LUV YOU WEBSTER R I P
Monica Chloe Mathis Walker, September 20, 2021 Our Hears are breaking just to know we will never get those check in calls anymore. We will miss Webster. May you continue to hold all fond memories of him close to your heart. Love and Sympathy from Linda, Benetta, Greta Gipson and the Gipson Family.
Linda P.Gipson-Gorman, September 18, 2021