Jay Lee Webb
Jay Lee Webb, age 92, passed away May 3rd, 2017 at NHC Facility following a lengthy illness. He was born in Erwin, TN and was the son of U.L. Webb and Louise Byrd Webb. He spent his early life in Mitchell County (Red Hill), NC graduating from Tipton Hill High School. He was employed at the Norfolk Naval Yard before volunteering for the US Navy during WWII, where he served on the U.S.S. Natoma Bay.
After his service in the navy, he worked in Dayton, OH returning to Johnson City to work at the Veteran’s Administration, (VA), where he met Joan Campbell, his wife of over sixty two years. While at the VA, he completed his business degree from Steed College. At the time of his retirement he was the Chief Purchasing and Contracting Agent at the VA.
He was a member of the Jonesborough United Methodist Church where he had previously served in various positions including Chairman of the Administrative Board for several terms, of the Finance Committee, and the Parsonage Committee and was a Co-founder of the Open Door Sunday School Class.
He enjoyed his farm, his friends at Mountain View Apartments, CIRCLE-4 Square Dance Club, church and many neighbors. He especially loved his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his younger brother, Junior and sister Beatrice Webb Hughes.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Campbell Webb, of Johnson City, TN; son, Jon M. Webb of Blountville, TN; daughter Jayne Webb Lettich (Tony) of Johnson City, TN; grandchildren Daniel Webb (Brittney), Sarah Webb Conkle (Josh), Jay and Richard Lettich and great grandchildren Cora and Nolan Conkle and Boone Webb. Additionally, he is survived by a sister-in-law, Janey Diehl and a niece and nephews.
The family would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the staff of the NHC Facility for the love and care shown to all of us during his stay.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a donation to the Good Samaritan Ministries in Johnson City or the Jonesborough United Methodist Church.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 5th at 11:00am at the Fairview Cemetery in Jonesborough, TN. The procession will depart Dillow Taylor Funeral Home at 10:45am. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Ruth M. Taylor
|My sincere sympathy to you, Joan, in the loss of
your husband. I know you are missing him.
|DEAR JOANN AND FAMILY YOU HAVE MY SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS
I HOPE I GET TO SEE YOU AT THE FUNERAL BLESSINGS HELEN|
|Jon you and your family are in my thoughts
|Jo, I sympathize with your loss of Jay while remembering fondly youthful dreams of finding mates so ideal for you as Jay. May you be comforted in your faith. |
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