William Cecil "Bill" Webb Sr.
1925 - 2019
Share William's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
William (Bill) Cecil Webb, Sr. died Thursday, February 6, 2019 at his residence. He was 93 years old. Bill was born in Jacksonville, Florida on August 22, 1925 to Cecil Mayo and Hallie Kelley Webb. His parents moved to Columbus, Georgia. He attended public school in Columbus, Georgia and Tampa, Florida, graduating from Jordan High School in Columbus, Georgia in January of 1944. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp Reserves in 1943 and was called to active duty in January of 1944. He served 2 years, 2 months, and 6 days. He was discharged at the end of WWII, and went to work in Florida in the family business, Dixie Lily Foods. He merged the company in 1970 with ConAgra Foods of Omaha, Nebraska. He started his career as a salesman and retired as president of the company.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Sonya Webb, and Karla Webb Nelson; a son, William Cecil Webb, Jr.; and brother, Charles Webb.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Sybil Grinstead Webb; a son, Wade W. Webb; granddaughter, Jessica Roberts and husband Josiah; grandson, Jonathan Nelson and wife Danna; and a great many beloved nieces and nephews.

At his request, there was no public funeral service. Bill's wishes were for cremation, and a private family memorial service was held on Thursday, February 7, 2019. If anyone would like to give a memorial gift, he would want it to go to the Florida Sherriff's Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, Florida 32064-9984 or to the Chipley Library.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Washington County News from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, 2019.
Not sure what to say?
6 entries
March 4, 2019
My earliest recollection of Mr Bill was his talking with my Daddy on the front lawn while holding onto my arms, whirling me around until be both got dizzy, and then his walking around while my bare feet were on top of his. As a kid, I thought that was the best thing ever! Will miss his thoughtful nature.
Ralph Carter
February 14, 2019
I had the pleasure of knowing Bill and doing business with him for several years, a very outstanding and dedicated person to his family and the community
George McAdams
February 12, 2019
Bill was such a community leader and devoted family man. He was a very active member of the Chipley Kiwanis Club for many years. His presence will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to Sybil and the family.
Ernest McNeill
February 9, 2019
My love, thoughts, and blessings go to you, my dearest Aunt Sybil, Wade, Jessica, and Jonathan. Uncle Bill was such a special, generous and loving man who will be missed by many.
Donna and Marjorie Forrester
February 9, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you in your time of need.
February 6, 2019
In our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Wayne & Family
Wayne Owen SR
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences