Lester Stewart Webb (1937 - 2013)

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Lester Stewart Webb

Lester Stewart Webb (Les), 75, passed away on April 6, 2013, after a long struggle with dementia. He was born on May 31, 1937 in Selma, Alabama to Leonard Lester and Lillian Floyd Webb. The family moved to Tallahassee in 1945 where Les lived most of his life in the city and area he loved. He graduated from Leon High School in 1955.
After moving to Spartanburg, SC, in the early 1960's, he met and married his wife, Norma Gibson Webb. He was employed by Milliken Research Corporation as a laboratory technician. In 1967, Les moved with his wife and son back to Tallahassee where he completed his Associate of Arts in the very first graduating class of Tallahassee Community College.
He also attended Florida State University. Les was employed by the Florida Department of Agriculture as a laboratory technician in the Feed and Dairy Laboratories. He retired in 1999 after 31 years.
Les was an avid fisherman. He delighted in taking friends and family fishing in his boat in the St. Marks River and the Gulf of Mexico.
He enjoyed reading and studying history and archeology, especially that of the St. Marks area. He sometimes gave talks to local elementary school students. He loved the coastal and river areas of the surrounding counties. As a young man, he enjoyed scuba diving in Wakulla Springs. He came to Christ and was baptized into the Christian faith as an older adult.
Those who knew and loved him take consolation in the assurance that although he endured a long and debilitating illness, he now knows eternal peace in heaven with God our Father.
Lester was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Mary Ellen Kelley and David Leonard Webb. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Norma Gibson Webb; a son, Mark Webb (wife, Pamela) of Tallahassee, a daughter, Karen Van Amburg (husband, Tony) of Tallahassee, and a daughter, Lynn Keller of Panama City.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Ashley and Elizabeth Webb, Casey, Nolan and Nicholas Van Amburg, Melissa and Christine Keller; one great-grandchild, Madeline Van Amburg, and a brother-in-law, Gerald Gibson (wife, Rachel) of Maryville, TN.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bevis Funeral Home, 2710 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL. A private service for the family will be held at another time.

As an alternative to flowers, monetary gifts may be made to Deer Lake United Methodist Church, 8013 Deerlake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Bevis Funeral Home, (850) 385-2193, www.bevisfh.com, is in charge of the arrangements.


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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Apr. 9, 2013