Arnold Webb Sr.(1928 - 2013)

Arnold Brooks Webb, Sr.

Fairview - Arnold Brooks Webb, Sr., 84, of Fairview, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Mission Hospital.

Mr. Webb was born in Ellerbee, NC, a son of the late Calvin and Sallie McNeil Webb. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Vera Jane Webb and siblings, Clyde, Carl, Louis, Thelma and Shirley.

He worked as a Maintenance Manager with Square D and Schweitzer Electronics Mfg., and was a retired 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Biltmore Masonic Lodge 0446, which will open at 12:30 p.m., and of the Land of the Sky Shrine Club.

He is survived by his son, Arnold Brooks Webb, Jr. and his wife Feta, of Asheville; his daughter Julia F. Webb, also of Asheville; four grandchildren: Stacy Webb Merrill, of Milford, NH, Laura Webb, of Merrimack, NH, Lisa Webb, of Asheville, and Blain Allatt and her husband Jesse, of Milford, NH; and two great grandchildren, Benjamin Merrill and Emma Rose O'Brien.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the WNC State Veterans Cemetery, with Rev. Butch Stillwell officiating, with the interment following. Military rites will be performed by the Buncombe County Veterans Council and Masonic rites will be performed by the Biltmore Masonic Lodge 0446.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home, 856 Tunnel Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC, 29605.

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Funeral Home

Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 30, 2013