Wiley Webb


Family-Placed Death Notice

WILEY L. "BILL" WEBB Mr. Wiley L. "Bill" Webb, age 79, of Golfview Drive, Villa Rica, passed away Saturday, April 23, following an extended illness. He was born September 13, 1925 in Carroll County to the late, Thomas Zarizike Webb and Minnie Viola Smith Webb. Mr. Webb was a US Army WWII veteran having served as a paratrooper with the 17th, 82nd and 101st Airborne Div. and having taken part in the Airborne assault across the Rheine River that is credited with being one of the turning points in the war, he received the American Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star for his service. He was a member of the Old Camp United Methodist Church and a retired employee of the Southwire Co. Mr. Webb was also a former U.S. Golden Glove Heavyweight Champion with the distinction of having never lost a Golden Glove bout. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Chandler Webb. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Anne W. and C. Ray Smith of Villa Rica and Austin, Texas; one sister, Mary Alice Buchanan of Bowdon; and a brother, Clarence R. Webb of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Robert Vance Lanier and Christopher Marc Lanier. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 2:00 PM from the Old Camp United Methodist Church with Rev. Geron Crawford, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. The family will recieve friends Monday and Tuesday evening from 7 til 9 PM at the funeral home. Martin & Hightower West Center Street Chapel of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

MARTIN & HIGHTOWER FUNERAL HOME - CARROLLTON
120 W. CENTER ST. Bremen, GA 30110
(770) 836-1466

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 25 to Apr. 27, 2005