Donald Ray Webb, 72, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Clifton Funeral Home.
Donald Ray Webb was born March 3, 1949 in Joplin, Missouri, and entered into rest on Sunday April 25, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, stepson Ronald Spratt, son Alexander, daughter Khrista McBride, his sister Joy Moberly, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his stepson, Anthony Brian Spratt; his parents, Ernest William Webb and Alice Ruth Short; his brothers Ernest William Webb II, and Roger Wayne Webb, sister Virginia Stacy Teal and his granddaughter Crystal Dawn Spratt.
Don had a long career in the military and civil service. He served in the Navy from February 1, 1968 to October 9, 1969, then in the Coast Guard from April 27, 1970 to December 31, 1974. He retired from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington in 2007 after a combined 38-year government service career. After Charlotte also retired from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 2008, they moved to North Texas to be near family.
Don enjoyed being with his family, playing jokes on the grandkids, celebrating family birthdays and being the Cookie Monster. He enjoyed fellowship with his church family and visiting with neighbors. He also enjoyed traveling.
Don had the mind of an engineer along with an appreciation for thrift which gave rise to the modification or repurposing of common or discarded items, giving then new utility. One of his most beloved famous creations was an air compressor cart fashioned from a milk crate, Big Wheel tires, and a “Nifty Nabber” for a pull handle.
Don’s fun-loving nature, helpfulness, and love of family will be greatly missed.
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