WOOSTER – Clyde ?Skeeter? Webb, 86, of Wooster died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 surrounded by family members.
Services will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wooster United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Wilcox officiating. Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster from 6-9:00 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service at 5:45 p.m.
Clyde was born October 31, 1924 to Clyde and Oma (Taylor) Webb. Clyde grew up on a farm about 4 miles west of Wooster. He attended Wooster High School where he played football, was a swimmer and played the clarinet in the band. Clyde graduated in 1942.
After graduation Clyde went west to Idaho and then to Portland, Oregon where he worked construction. In April of 1943 he joined the U.S. Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Halibut in the South Pacific. After WWII he returned home to Wooster.
In June of 1946 he wed Dorothy Gail Smith. Clyde and Dorothy had six children, four boys and two girls.
Clyde worked for three years in his sister Alma and brother-in-law Harold Picking?s candy shop. He worked as Sales Manager for Apex Rotarex Corp from 1952-1954. Clyde opened Webb?s Appliance Company with his brother, Howard in 1954. In 1969 Clyde started Webb-Atlas Heating and Air Conditioning Company where he worked on many large construction projects throughout Wooster and Wayne County. Clyde retired in 1992 but still continued to ?go to work? for several years.
In 1954 Clyde became active in the Boy Scouts of America. He took the packs to Canada on several occasions for fishing trips. Clyde was a three time Killbuck District Chairman and on the Buckeye Council for one year.
He joined Rotary Club in 1955 and was a member until 2008. Clyde was a chairman of the Wooster Chamber of Commerce from 1964-1967. He was a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge. In 1978 Clyde was the president of the Campaign for the United Way. He was on the United Way Board of Directors for eight years. He was a Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Wayne County Alcoholism and Beacon House in 1996. Clyde was the Daily Record Citizen of the Year in 1997. During the late 1990?s Clyde helped raise 2.6 million to renovate the Reed Warehouse and the Every Woman?s House and Alcoholism Services, two organizations that he volunteered with.
With some gentle nudging from his wife Dorothy, Clyde served as president of the Cornerstone Preservation. He helped save the old Wooster High School on Bowman Street and was instrumental in having it turned into the current Cornerstone Elementary.
Clyde is survived by all six of his children; Dennis (Nancy) Webb, Douglas
(Karen)Webb, Clifton Webb, Timothy Webb, Roberta (Frank) Gengo and Mary Webb all of Wooster; grandchildren Amy Weekley, Andy Weekley, Kathy (John) Glasgow, Abby (Austin) Walker, Rachel Webb, Mathew (Janine) Webb, Christopher (Lisa) Webb, Corey Webb, Heather (Chad) Anderson, Marlena (Jason) Smith, Kimberly Poulson, Heidi (Kareem) Douglas; great-grandchildren Seth Weekley, Ava Lotham, Samuel Hlavin, Emma Weekley, Ivan, Anna and Andrew Glasgow, Gus and Norah Walker, Anthony and Gavin Webb, Dorothy Anderson, Gabriella and Joshua Douglas.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and brothers Howard, and Charles and sister?s Estella, Alma and Leona.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Every Woman?s House or Steps Program, 104 Spink St., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America for Killbuck District Scholarships, c/o Greg Long, PO Box 58, Wooster, OH 44691.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staffs of West View Manor, Brookdale Assisted Living and Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County for the excellent care given to Clyde.
Every Woman’s House or Steps Program, 104 Spink St., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America for Killbuck District Scholarships, c/o Greg Long, PO Box 58, Wooster, OH 44691.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wooster United Methodist Church
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 6-9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home with a Masonic Memorial Service at 5:45 p.m.