Herman Webb, Brother of Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, Dies at 83
Herman Webb, the brother of country music icons Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle died on Saturday (July 28), according to a post on Gayle's social media. He was 83.
"Our brother, Herman Webb passed away this morning in Kentucky with his wonderful children around him," Gayle wrote of her sibling. "Some of you may know Herman from the countless tours he gave of the old home place in Kentucky or from his days performing with his band. He was a great musician!
"I called Herman “The Sheriff of Butcher Hollow”. I even found him a badge to make it “official,'" she added. "I know he is now and forever a sheriff in Heaven. We love and miss you, Herman!"
Gayle did not give any information about the cause of her brother's death. No funeral arrangements have been announced as of yet.
Webb was the third oldest child in the family, and was the keeper of their original home in Van Lear, Ky. Over the years, he gave personal guided tours of the property, much to the delight of visitors and fans (read various traveler's reviews and see photos here).
In addition to Lynn and Gayle, Webb is survived by his sisters Peggy and Betty. He was the last surviving son out of the eight children. His younger brother Donald died last year at the age of 76.
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