George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN


Billie Russell Webb

25 August , 193327 May , 2019

Billie Russell Webb, age 85 of Jackson, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

He was born on August 25, 1933 in Newbern, TN, to the late Milford Russell and Martha Lee Gilmer Webb. He was married to his high school sweetheart Laura for 63 years. He was an Army Veteran.

He was a dairy farmer for 15 years. He worked at Fiberglass for 15 years and spent 15 years working for Morris Nursery Barn. In his retirement he propagated boxwoods which earned him a membership into the American Boxwood Society.

He was a member of Believers Fellowship congregation, where he served as a Deacon and eventually an Elder, and a Bible teacher. His faith led him to minister and counsel inmates of the Madison County jails and penal farm, where he served as a volunteer chaplain to the inmates. He was a Gideon and was a member of the Madison County Gideon Camp.

He loved God, his wife, his community and his country. He was a humble man and a dedicated servant of God.

He is proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Laura Simmons Webb of Jackson; Four children, Stacye Richardson (Gary), Stephanie Jones (Todd), Eddie Webb(LeeAnn), David Webb(Jennifer); eight Grandchildren Rachel Groves (Robert), Hilliary Jones, Hollie Webb, Tyler Webb, Ethan Webb, Amanda Webb, Sarah Webb, Lauren Webb; one Great Grandchild Sawyer Groves; and four brothers Murrell Webb(Will), Crannie Webb (Erma Jean),and Mickey Webb(Jane).

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Bro. Bob Barnes officiating. Interment will follow the service at Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery at Parker’s Crossroads with Military Honors rendered by the U.S. Army.

In lieu of flowers the family requests making a donation to Gideon's International for the purchase of Gideon Bibles or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Friday, 31 May , 2019
  • The Funeral Service Friday, 31 May , 2019


Billie Russell Webb

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Tracye Tate

30 May 2019

Boo and I are thinking about you Crannie
We luv you and EJ

Linda Forrester Thompson

29 May 2019

On behalf of the Newbern High School Class of 1956 we send our sympathy to Laura and Murrell. We have many happy memories of Billy Russell from those days and later from our class reunions.

Gene & Carolyn Austin

29 May 2019

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful person. The last class reunion st the lake, he gave me a hydrangea bush. It is blooming right now. God be with all of you during this time of sorrow. The Austin’s

Sarah Case

29 May 2019

Mr Webb has been such a wonderful neighbor, he will certainly be missed , his smile , willingness to help anyone at any time , and a great man of God .
Prayers for Laura and entire family