George Edward Webb Jr.
Published 3:37 pm Friday, June 8, 2018
ACCOMAC — George Edward Webb Jr., 89, a resident of Accomac passed away at his home on June 7, 2018. Born Aug. 21, 1928, in Norfolk, he was the son of the late George Edward Webb and Beulah Lucy Bunch Webb. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia Anne Lee Buzzy Webb.
Eddie became a trooper with Virginia State Police in 1950. Early in his career, he was part of the original Virginia State Police “Dog Team.” It was a group of five
men across Virginia who took on the added responsibility of training and working with the first K-9 unit of the State Police. He and his dog, Ranger, were involved with tracking people over all kinds of terrain and circumstances. He was a state trooper for 37 years.
Eddie was active in the community of Smithfield. He was former chair of the Isle of
Wight County Recreation Authority, a 50-year member of the Smithfield Masonic Lodge, a member of the Isle of Wight Museum Commission and the Smithfield Hunt Club.
He was an avid gardener. His vegetable garden in Smithfield was a showplace and often people would ride out into the country to see it. Even when he moved to Accomac, he continued to work in his flower beds and yard almost every day.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa Webb Lewis and her husband W. Revell Lewis III, of Onancock; two sons, George Edward Webb III and his wife Karen, of Farnham, and William Robert Webb and his wife Kathy, of Destin, Fla.
He is survived by four grandchildren, Melissa Webb Rose, Katie Webb Bullis, William Robert Webb Jr., Brittni Webb Aycock; and five step-grandchildren Mary Lewis Gordon, William Revell Lewis IV, Alisha Radcliffe, Matthew Radcliffe and Taylor Johannes. Additionally, he had six great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Peggy Webb Liebold. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Webb Jackson.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., on June 12 at Grace United Methodist Church in Parksley. The Reverend C. Alan Layman will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P. O . Box 156, Parksley, VA 23421 or Riverside Shore Memorial Cancer Center, 20480 Market Street, P.O. Box 430, Onancock, VA 23417. Arrangements are made by Thornton Funeral Home. Go to www.Thorntonfuneralhome.net.