Our Thoughts Are with Loretta Lynn’s Family as They Mourn This Terrible Loss Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP
Loretta Lynn performs in concert at the American Music Theater on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Lancaster, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Herman Webb, the 83-year-old brother of country singers Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, died Saturday, July 28, at the King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Crystal posted a touching photo honoring her late brother on social media, paying tribute to his memory. Gayle stated her brother was surrounded by his children at the time of his death. No information has been released in regards to the cause of death.

Webb was the third oldest child and keeper of their original family home in Van Lear, Kentucky. Over the years, Webb gave countless tours of the property where thousands of fans would go visit the property each year. Webb was known for being the curator of the Butcher Hollow homestead, where he grew up with his sibling, later being dubbed as “The Sheriff of Butcher Hollow”. The cabin was made famous in Lynn’s song Coal Miner’s Daughter.

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In addition to Grammy-winning Country singers Gayle and Loretta Lynn, Webb is survived by his sisters Peggy and Betty, three daughters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving son out of eight children.


As part of their funeral arrangements, the family is asking all memorial contribution be made to the Johnson County Animal Shelter or the The Mountain Arts Center by contacting Phelps-Son Funeral Home Inc at, (608) 789-8989.

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