Donald R. Webb, Sr.
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:57 News Staff
Donald R. Webb Sr., 78, of Olden, Texas passed away at 8:15 am, February 16, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1936, in Eastland County to father James Raymond and mother Bertha L. Horn Webb. He graduated from Eastland highschool in 1954, attended Tarleton State University, and proudly served in theUS Navy. He married Lola Williams Webb August 12, 1956, and graduated from San Angelo State University in 1972. A long time resident of Colorado City, he returned to Olden, Texas in Eastland County. During his life, he was postmaster at Loraine and Rotan, and postmaster in charge at Big Lake. He retired from the postal service in the mid 1990s. For Colorado City he served as a reserved police department officer, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, and he served a term on the city council. He also acted as a reserve sheriff deputy in Mitchell County, and a member of the Olden Water Board. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, and he was ordained as a Deacon on October 29, 1999 at All Saints Episcopal Church of Abilene. He was a member of the Eastland Lodgewhere he was a Master Mason and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite member. Donald was preceded in death by father James Raymond Webb, mother Bertha L. Horn Webb, sister Margaret (Sue) Lovelace of Eastland, brother Jimmy T. Webb of Stephenville, and grandson Eric Lee Webb of San Angelo. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lola Williams Webb, and his three sons Donald R. Webb Jr. and wife Kim of San Angelo, Micheal A. Webb and wife Sylvia of Olden, and John S. Webb and wife Mickie of Tyler, his brother, Ronald Rex Webb of Eastland, and his seven grandchildren Laura Ann, Rebecca Leigh, Nicolas Francis, Gary Don, Sarah Jane, Melanie Dawn, and Spencer Ray, and his great grandchildren Anjelina, Joey, Jocelynn, Jacob, Michala, John, Eric, Isiah, and Michah.Memorial Services will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2 PM at Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church of Abilene, Texas, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Eastland, officiated by Bishop Scott Mayer. The cremains will be interred in Eastland City Cemetery at a later date. His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Institute.