Roy Webb Jr.
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Roy Webb Jr., 88, of Tuscaloosa, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with burial at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour before funeral services at the funeral home.

Private burial will follow the services at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Doris (Jones) Webb; his sisters Virginia (Webb) Kirby of Montgomery, Clara (Webb) Trimm of Kansas, Ala.; niece Gina Kaye Phillips of Montgomery; great-niece Ginny Ashe (Fred) of Birmingham; sister-in-law Sara (Snow) York of Tuscaloosa; and a number of nieces and nephews-in-law.

He was preceded in death his parents Roy Webb Sr. and Lillie Alma (Tesney) Webb; and his brother Carson Webb of Kansas, Ala.

Mr. Webb was born Oct. 20, 1922. He married Doris (Jones) Webb on Sept. 9, 1950. They lived in Atlanta for 12 years; in Florence for 30 years; before moving to Tuscaloosa in 1989 to be near family.

Mr. Webb graduated from Carbon Hill High School in 1940. He attended Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Mo., in 1940-41. He worked in Washington, D.C. for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a clerk until 1942. He attended Freed Hardeman Junior College in Henderson, Tenn., from 1942-43 while he waited for a call to active duty in the Navy. In 1943 he was sent to the University of Virginia in Charlottsville, Va., for three semesters in the Navy V-12 Program. In 1945, he was sent to Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind., to midshipmen school. He was commissioned and ordered as an Ensign to board ship — a destroyer, the Grayson. After the war ended in 1945, he served aboard the Grayson in the shipyard in Charleston, S.C., until June 1946.

Mr. Webb received a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama with a major in accounting; a J.D. degree from Emory University Law School. He was a member of Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants; Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Society of Certified Public Accountants; Alabama Bar Association; and American Bar Association.

Mr. Webb worked for Peat Marwick Mitchell Accounting Association; Lockheed Aircraft, Marietta, Georgia; Shell Oil Company & Peat Marwick Mitchell Accounting Firm while living in Atlanta. From 1959 to 1989 he lived in Florence and he had his own practice as a CPA while serving on the staff of the University of North Alabama as an associate professor teaching business law and accounting.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Central Church of Christ, residents of Arcadia, Bell Gandy and Juanita Lee.

The family requests that donations be made to Central Church of Christ or to a favorite charity.

Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home,

Tuscaloosa; 205-553-3141