OBITUARY

Phillip Alan Webb

April 29, 1955May 23, 2018
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Canton-Phillip Alan Webb, 63, passed away unexpectedly on May 23rd in St. John’s, Florida. Phil Webb is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gail Lambard Webb; daughter, Christina Lambard (Kevin); daughter, Jennifer Webb Munsterteiger (Brian); son, PJ Webb (Dana). He is also survived by eight grandchildren. Born in Marion, Ohio, Phil was the son of the late Floyd and June Webb. Phil developed an expertise in technology and management and served as Vice President of Technologies for American Express. While working for American Express, Phil and Gail lived internationally. Since his early retirement in 2006, he and Gail spent time RVing across the country visiting Roman Catholic shrines, national parks, and Civil War memorials. Retirement never halted his mission to bring the joy of the Roman Catholic Faith to others. He loved and lived his faith. As an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Waynesville, Phil served as the Parish Council Chair. He was the Chancellor of the Fr. Bernard McDevitt Council of the Knights of Columbus 15085. Phil was also a Fourth Degree Knight of the Great Smoky Mountain Assembly 3001. Phil had a special commitment to Sister Mary Ruth and her school, St. Joseph Academy. Phil worked tirelessly, as the photographer, field trip manager, and benefactor to the Academy. The Visitation will be held from 6 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30, at Garrett Funerals and Cremations with a Rosary at 5:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, May 31, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Waynesville with a Rosary at 10:00 am. The interment will follow at the St. John’s Cemetery. With his devotion in mind, Phil’s wife Gail has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Joseph Academy at 175 Rich Cove Road, Maggie Valley, NC, 28751. Phil’s larger than life personality, infectious smile, and overwhelming sense of charity will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched. A message of comfort may be left for the family and an online guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralandcremations.com

Services

  • Rosary Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Phillip Alan Webb

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Christine Ryan

June 20, 2018

Knowing Phil and Gail is loving them, it's their sincere care for their friends, and being friends in Christ with them has always been a joy. The death of Phil put all of us in shock, it was so unexpected, we just couldn't believe it. Last year we had spent many special times with Phil and Gail from Eucharist Congress, Rosary Rally to Marching for Life in Washington, DC. On the home front, Phil was dedicated to Love Big, he gave his best effort in Faith, Family, Friends and Work. We will always love and remember Phil thanking God for Phil until we meet again. Our sincere condolences to Gail with continued Love and Prayers,
Christine and Kevin Ryan

Marilyn Lavelle

June 11, 2018

You two wonder people brought so much joy to my Daddy, Roland I. Rice @ Lazy Day's in Tampa Fl. when he traveled over there in his motor home at 98 and 99 years old. I have all the post cards and photos you sent to him over the years He would speak to you all on the phone too and he so loved you both. I do believe they are rejoicing today as I was able to lead Daddy to the Lord when he was 100! Dear, dear Gail and families, so saddened for you. Your memories will live on till you meet again! Love to you my friend and keep me posted, sincerely, with love, Marilyn

Lynne MacKnight

June 9, 2018

Dear Gail and family,

We will always remember how Phil and you would help us after our triplets were born. You both gave so freely of your time to help not only us but so many others. What wonderful mirrors of God's love and mercy. We are so blessed to have known Phil. We hope that the memories you've gathered over your life together will bring you comfort.

Love,
David and Lynne MacKnight

Wes Sutton

May 31, 2018

Sorry very sorry for your loss - keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers

Lionel Villarroel

May 30, 2018

When we just joined St. John The Evangelist Church after we arrived from our home country, Bolivia. Phil was the first one to welcome us with wide open arms and gave us the chance to be active members in our parish. He has been my mentor to be a member of the Knights of Columbus. We will always keep in our memory his warm and sincere embrace, his smile and his friendly attitude towards us and the Hispanic Community.
We are sure you are close to our Lord. Rest in peace our dearest Brother and friend.

Jim and Shirley McGehee

May 30, 2018

We remember meeting Gail and Phil at the Okefenokee Overlook in Georgia. What a fun, loving person Phil was. We had many camping trips and travels together and have very fond memories of Phil. Our hearts and prayers are with Gail and family.

Jim and Shirley McGehee

Lindsay Regner

May 29, 2018

From the moment I met Phil on a school tour at the Sheriff's office, he was such a true joy to be around. Next, as I embarked on my journey through RCIA at St. John's, he'd always give me the biggest smile when we saw each other in Mass. He would always say how he excited he was that I was on this journey. As we were rehearsing for confirmation at Easter Vigil, he came right up to me and gave the biggest "congratulations" hug. He will be truly missed.

Richard Cheek

May 29, 2018

I am honored and blessed to have known Phillip. He has been such a blessing in my families lives and will be missed deeply. He was always smiling. He loved a good prank, and gave so much of himself to others. He touched so many lives and gave so much of himself to the children of St. Josephs Academy. Some people are placed in our lives for a special reason. Phillip was one. He taught us through his example what a person should be.

EDWARD GUTMAN

May 28, 2018

I too worked with and for Phil at American Express. In a company where all of the leaders were cut throat and ruthless, caring only about themselves, Phil was a different breed. Don't get me wrong, Phil wanted success for himself, but he also wanted success for his people. He cared about every person on his team and took the time to know everyone of them as a person, not just a worker. If you told him something personal, he listened and he remembered. Weeks after a personal discussion, he would come back to you and ask how things turned out. That is a caring, thoughtful leader and more importantly, a caring, thoughtful person.

Unfortunately, over the years, I allowed the physical distance between us to get in the way of keeping in contact with him and Gail. I'm kicking myself for that now.

His passing is a loss for all who knew him as the world has lost one of the truly "good guys".

Beth Bond

May 28, 2018

Most of my memories of Phillip come from my childhood---I was one of his Ohio cousins. After they moved to Florida, the Webbs visited our family "up North" every summer. Phillip also lived with us from August to December when he was in Middle School to see if the climate helped his asthma. It miraculously did. Phillip was just fun to be around! Memories involve very lengthy Monopoly games. We never quit---we played down to the last property and dollar. There were heated, though high-spirited debates over the rules. We feverishly read the fine print concerning the rules to support our individual case. Sometimes we played Swiss Family Robinson. No matter what we did, you could count on Phil to be full of joy and just pure fun. Our last message to each other was a couple of weeks ago. I invited them to come to Michigan and offered to take them to a great Amish Buffet. Phil's response was, "Deal!" A deal is a deal, and Phil, I will see you again.