Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster

August 9, 1950March 7, 2019

Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster, currently of Cullman, AL, passed away on March 7, 2019. His visitation will be on March 17, 2019, 1pm to 3pm, followed by a Celebration of Life, all to be held at the Princess Theater located at 112 2nd Avenue, NE, Decatur, AL 35601 in downtown Decatur, AL with Reverend Danny Gibson officiating. Jimmy will be laid to rest at Decatur City Cemetery.

Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster is survived by his wife, Tammera Hicks Webster; son, Jamie Webster and his wife Jessica of Trinity, AL; daughter Tonia Williamson and her husband Tyler of Decatur, AL; grandchildren, Daniel Armstrong, Grayson Webster (Kelsee Tucker), Caroline Webster, Jackson Webster, Riley Williamson, Easton Williamson, Josey Williamson; and great grandchild to be.

He is preceded in death by first wife, Pansy Webster; mother, Lucille M. Sherrill; father, Oliver R. Webster.

Jimmy Webster was a member of the Pipefitters Local No. 78. He worked for TVA, Browns Ferry for 25 years.

Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster was a Cherokee by blood and was very active in his Cherokee culture and the Native American Community throughout the country. He was well known as a master carver and flute maker for over 30 years. Not only did he perform as a Native American flute song keeper at many events, he also recorded his own CD. Jimmy participated in Native American festivals, special events. He did many programs in schools, colleges and other places throughout. He was well respected and loved by so many throughout the native communities and tribes across the country. He was a proud Native American Christian and was a member of Calvary Assembly of God, Decatur, AL.

Jimmy Webster began training in martial arts in 1967 for therapy after a motorcycle accident and received his black belt in 1973. He then opened Decatur’s very first brick and mortar dojo.

Approximately a decade yet later he started his own organization; Southeastern Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Association. Big Sabomnim, as he was affectionately referred to, had promoted over 250 of his students to the rank of black belt and beyond, produced over 50 Alabama state champions, nine nationally ranked competitors- and out of those, two went on to star in the nationally syndicated television show, WMAC masters.

Over 45 years and several thousand students later, Jimmy Webster‘s martial arts legacy is still going strong. His studio is the longest ongoing martial arts program in North Alabama. He will long be remembered for instilling in his students the key concepts of respect, honor, courage, compassion, and discipline. Upon his passing, Big Sabomnim Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster, held the title of 9th degree grandmaster.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, March 17, 2019

Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster

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Mike Wingo

March 17, 2019

From the many of us who worked with this true American at TVA-Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant...he was the best example of how a man should live his life and he shared happily with others his many passions for life.
Journey well Friend and may your ancestors embrace you for being the Warrior of Peace that you were...

Eraka Sims

March 17, 2019

Sweet, handsome, man of wisdom. Remember going to Jimmy & Tammera’s wedding. Know he will he missed!!! God Bless and Peace to Tammera and all the family.

Colleen Hill Lawrence

March 16, 2019

I was sad to hear about Jimmy. I remember Jimmy when we were young... Over the years I heard he had a Karate School. I am glad to have known him. Rest well Jimmy...