Francis Webb

Francis Webb

1943 - 2022

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Francis “Fred” Hayden Webb, 79, passed away on Thursday, September 1st, 2022. Fred was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1943 to Charles and Doris “Billie” Webb.

Fred was a devoted husband, father of three, and friend to all. He was the youngest of two children. He grew up in Childress, Texas and was a graduate of Childress High School.

Fred served in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman and later as a leader in the Sea Cadet program, a youth auxiliary of the US Navy.

He resumed civilian life working in the Telecom Industry in both Georgia and Texas with great success. He was the telecom officer for Jimmy Carter’s 1970 gubernatorial campaign in Georgia. He continued his telecom career until late 2001 when he switched gears and began his second act as a licensed Funeral Director. Fred was a truly empathetic man and cared deeply about the families who shared their stories and grief with him. He retired in 2010 but continued to work a few hours a week for the University of Texas, Arlington proctoring exams in the nursing program. He was proud of his nursing students and constantly cheered and encouraged them.

Fred was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, where he served as a Stephen Minister. He was a member of Fort Worth East Rotary Club, serving as Rotary President.

Fred had a welcoming, expansive personality and a great sense of humor. He loved any time spent with family and friends, trips to Arkansas with his wife, Carol, coffee/donut dates with his children, dogs (anyone’s), sneaking out for ice cream cones, and napping in the most comfortable recliner ever. He is loved beyond words and will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Aughinbaugh; his children from his first marriage, Virginia “Ginny” Webb, Patrick (Kellee) Webb, and Elizabeth Webb; and numerous family and friends who blessed and enriched his life. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to First Presbyterian Church (1000 Penn Street, Fort Worth, TX) or DFW Lab Rescue or the charity of your choice.