Raymond Morrison Webb, Jr., 92, died peacefully Sunday October 11, 2009 at Croasdaile Village in Durham.
A native of Roxboro, he was the son of the late Raymond Morrison Webb and Ella Gertrude O’Briant. Mr. Webb was a dedicated career employee with over 30 years of service with the NC Department of Revenue. He was a long time member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Until moving to Croasdaile Village, Raymond and his wife Marjorie were residents of Hope Valley. He was a current member of the Durham Kiwanis Club with over 30 years of service.
Raymond never met a stranger and was always one to carry on friendly conversations with anyone. He had a kind heart, quick wit and enjoyed telling a good joke. After his retirement, he enjoyed many countless hours in his yard at Hope Valley. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and spent several years after discharge staying in touch with his long-time Navy friends at an annual get together in Charleston, S.C.
Raymond was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Marjorie Dean Webb; sisters, Frances Webb Ives of Raleigh and Elizabeth Johnson of Durham.
He is survived by his sister, Page Webb Saunders of Durham; nephew, Dick Ives and wife Jess; niece Sandra Saunders Coats and husband, Carl of Raleigh; special cousin, Mary Ruth Lester of Durham; great nephew, Greg Ives and wife, Emily of Raleigh; great nieces, Amy C. Butts and husband, Dave of Raleigh and Katherine Coats of Wake Forest.
Graveside Services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 14 at Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. Milton Hadley presiding. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at Croasdaile Village Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707.
Arrangements for the Webb family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com