Webb, Kenneth Boyd

Word War II Veteran Worked For Combustion Engineering And Loved His Church And The Tennessee Vols

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Kenneth Webb
Kenneth Webb

Kenneth Boyd Webb, 96, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  

He was the third of four sons born to Harlan and Ethel Webb in Rock Island, Tn. Long before Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo and Princess Leia, Boyd was born on May the 4, 1923. He and his brothers worked on the family farm, milked cows and plowed fields developing a great work ethic. The family moved to Chattanooga around 1940.

He was a product of America’s Greatest Generation and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service with General Patton’s 3rd Army and the 11th Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge in the European Theatre in World War II.

He returned from Europe to the Chattanooga area, got married and raised a family.  He was a conscientious and respected employee at Combustion Engineering and in addition was an excellent center fielder and super-fast runner on their state champion softball teams.

He loved the Tennessee Volunteers and particularly the Lady Vols and Pat Summitt with whom he had corresponded several times.

In addition to traveling, Boyd and Pauline loved their church friends at Trinity Woodmore and Brainerd United Methodist Churches. They were truly servants of the Lord and spent many hours working at both churches. Boyd spent many hours and much of his own money repairing and maintaining church property.

Boyd was preceded in death by his parents, Elias Harlan and Ethel Boyd Webb and three brothers, Jack, Ray and Paul.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline; sons, Roy (Karen) Webb and Dickie (Janis) Webb; daughter, Nancy (Lars) Friis-Jensen; step-daughters, Susan (Sam) Nichols and Rebecca (Eric) Weiser; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Elmcroft Senior Living and Hearth Hospice for their care and support.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road with the Reverend Genevieve DeHoog officiating.  Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.  

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Monday and from 10–11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.


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