Homer Webb, lifelong resident of Burdette, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the age of 96.
Homer was born in Burdette to John and Lucy Newberry Webb. He was a retired farmer and also retired from the Burdette Water Company. Homer was working the cotton field when the United States Navy came to draft him during World War II. After serving his country honorably, he returned home to his farm and ran the Burdette Cotton Gin for many years. Homer loved the Lord and was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. He attended church when he was able and enjoyed listening to Christian music and watching Christian shows on television. Homer was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and work in his garden. He always looked forward to going to the car races with his grandson and son-in-law.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Odis, Jessie and Franklin Webb; and sister, Viola McCullouh.
Homer is survived by his wife, Maye Bohannon Webb of the home; children, Judy Canada and her husband Grover of Blytheville, Gary Webb and his wife Becky of Burdette, Nita Lovins and her husband Kenny of Blytheville and Sally Parks and her husband James of Burdette; grandchildren, Kenny Joe Lovins, Gina Talbot, Hilary Canada, Justin Webb and Cody Webb; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Pearson, Willie Talbot, Hadley Lovins, Kinsley Webb and Bentley Webb; and his little dog, Brownie.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mitchell King, Jr. and Rev. Roy Ragland officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Lone Oak Baptist Church. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are required to enter the building. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.