Michael James Webber, a life long resident of Torrance, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2006 in Torrance. Born in Inglewood, CA, Michael was 43 when he died. Born on December 1st, 1962, he attended Saint Lawrence Martyr followed by South High School. He went on to pursue a career as a musician, singer and songwriter fronting the punk band "Nip Drivers". He is survived by his father, Robert Webber of Torrance, brother, Bo Webber and sister in law Shanda Webber of Hermosa Beach, sister, Lillian Miller of Long Beach, brother, Patrick Webber and sister in law Rebekah Webber of Torrance. He is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews, Bo, Jack, Christina, Erica, Mike, Brick, Lola, Abigail and Jeremy. He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Webber. A Vigil Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 4:00 P.M. with a reception to follow. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Michael may be made to MusiCares MAP Fund at 3402 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 392-3777.

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  1. It has been nearly a year and I must say that I have so many memories of you. Thank you for all the fun times at shows. Ciao.

  2. Peace To Michael and Webber family. i just found out today. one of my FAVORITE VOCALISTS. I dont know what to say. peace to the family im sorry for your loss. sincerely. four of the most unique singers in the world are: Joe Elliot(def leppard) H.R.(bad brains) La Lupe MIKE WEBBER(nip drivers) honest Truth!!! Love you mike !! Peace to his Family and friends. i played in hardcore group Hogans Heroes. i am at http://www.myspace.com/officialhogansheroes i am one of the nip drivers biggest fans. i am soooo bummed right now ! the positive impact he and his music angle had on peoples lives is with us and me. peace george b

  3. Bob & Family. So very sorry to hear about the loss of Michael. I got the information from Terry and he was not aware of the circumstances. I know you will miss him greatly and Betty and I offer our sincere condolences. Mike & Betty Tamble

  4. Bo & Family – So sorry to read of your brother’s passing. My sincere condolences & thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Camille

  5. Dear Robert and Family, Some of my fondest childhood memories are of the times spent with Mike and all of you. The most indelible memory is of how Robert, Virginia and everyone in the family always went the extra mile–in truth, the extra thousand miles!–to make sure Mike and all his friends had a wonderful life in a welcoming home. You did it all for us: slumber parties for dozens of us at a time, with Virginia serving up eggs and sausages for everyone; campouts in the camper; weekends at the cabin by the creek; and the tireless kindness of Robert, who took us on road trips to Yuma, Kaweah and even Iowa! Thank you for your endless generosity and, most of all, for giving Mike a life filled with so much love.

  6. To Bob, Bo, Ging(Lillian) and Pat, We feel for your loss in Mike’s untimely death. I have many fond memories of Mike as a young, and very intelligent boy growing up. It appears that he definitely excelled in his musical career. The entire Webber Family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace with your mother, Michael Webber.

  7. I love you Mike!!I have so many memories ,I will never forget you!Im so happy and proud that you were my uncle.At your memorial,my friend said it smelled like dr.pepper.She had no idea you loved dr.pepper,to me that means you were right there with us.NIP DRIVERS FOREVER!!!!!!

  8. Just thinking about the loss of Mike. I really miss him and think about him almost every day. Just wanted to send my regards to the family and let y’all know that he was truly loved.

  9. I hadn’t seen Mike in years but I always thought about him a lot and have nothing but fond memories of him. My condolences to his family. RIP Mike – I love you!

  10. Mike was a dear friend of mine, and I miss him very much. I loved him and he was a great example of a true friend. What a loss.. To his family, I will be thinking of you and Mike, especially tomorrow.

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