HICO - A memorial service to celebrate the life of Donald Webb will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at his home place in Hico. All are welcome to attend and remain for a fun time of food, music and storytelling.
Donald was born in Rule to Percy and Elva Webb.
He is survived by his faithful friend and love of his life, Barbara Hitt of Bluff Dale; children, Elaine and Eddy Booth of Montevallo, AL, Jerry Webb of Tolar; and Gloria and Joe Elmore of Texarkana; the mother of his children, Wilma Cunningham of Midland and sister, Grace Myers of Paso Robles, CA.
He was “POP DON” to his grandchildren: Shelli Harrington of Big Spring; Michael Webb of N. Richland Hills; Mark Webb of Pilot Point; Lance Webb of Austin; Meghan Webb of Ft. Worth; Alison and Kevin Hughes of Montevallo, AL; Jimmy Hopper, Jr. and Brook Hopper of Ventura, CA; Eric Elmore of Austin; and Kaitlin and James McMichael of Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Brycen Kiker, Mason Harrington, Korleigh Webb, Kaimee Webb, Kylan Webb, Bailey Ables, Saydie Webb, Patrick Baugh, Jackson Hughes and Winter Hopper.
He was a gentleman, a cowboy and a teacher of life. He loved his family, people, horses, dogs and everything about nature. He enjoyed running marathons, cowboy poetry, his community, cattle and being a steward of the land. He was all about “living” and believed in leaving this place better than he found it. He loved the Lord and looked forward to whatever was “next” with a smile of anticipation of meeting new friends and making new memories. He never talked about anyone unless it was good and always looked for the good in everyone.
While raising his family in Coahoma, he served on the school board and was a community volunteer and church leader. He was a 4-H Club sponsor and influenced many young people in all areas.
After his retirement from Cosden Oil & Chemical /Fina Refinery, he spent the next 30 years in Hico as a rancher, teacher and civic volunteer. He devoted his efforts to promoting many civic projects and developing lasting friendships. His passion and life work culminated in the planting of trees along the walking trail at the Hico City Park to create a place that would inspire people to gather for exercise and relaxation.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the “Donald Webb Memorial Fund” at Mills County State Bank in Hico.