ASHLAND, Ky. (CelebrityAccess) Herman Webb, 83, brother to Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, died at a hospital in Ashland, Ky., June 28.
The announcement was made by the Phelps & Son Funeral Home, plus Gayle posted an announcement on Instagram. Webb was preceded in death by brothers Melvin Webb Jr., Willie (Jay Lee) Webb and Donald Ray Webb.
Webb continued to live in the town that Lynn and Gayle grew up in, Van Lear (immortalized in Lynn’s album Van Lear Rose) and, according to the Associated Press, was the curator of the Butcher Hollow homestead, the cabin made famous in Lynn’s song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Webb gave tours to thousands of visitors annually.
Our brother, Herman Webb passed away this morning in Kentucky with his wonderful children around him. 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 “ 😉 I know he is now and forever a sheriff in Heaven. We love and miss you, Herman! ❤