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John Victor Graham Webb, JR

May 1, 1935 September 16, 2018
John Victor Graham Webb, JR
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Obituary for John Victor Graham Webb, JR

John V. G. “Jack” Webb Jr., age 83, passed away peacefully at his home at Magnolia Manor, Americus, GA, on September 16, 2018. He was born May 1, 1935, to John V. G. Webb and Dorothy (Cope) Webb in Abington, PA, and grew up in North Wales, PA.
Jack graduated from North Penn high school in 1953 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in the summer of 1954. He was a decorated veteran who served in Germany during the Korean War as a medic until being honorably discharged in August of 1956. On December 8, 1956 he married his high school sweetheart, the former Sally L. Service of West Point, PA, and was a devoted husband to Sally for over 61 years. He was a firm but fair father, which benefited all three of his children in the long run, they all put themselves through college and became successful members of society.
Jack was an animal lover, and became interested in horses at a very early age, and loved racing quarter horses in competition winning numerous ribbons and trophies. His love of animals inspired him to renovate a 1762 Pennsylvania Dutch Farm house in Sellersville, PA, which he and his wife Sally named Stonehedge Farm, and where they raised their family. They had dogs, cats, ponies, horses, ducks, chickens, goats and pigs at various times. Jack was also an avid hunter and fisherman, and shade tree mechanic, designing and building a go-cart for his children to enjoy on the farm. He loved drinking Schmidt’s beer, and listening to country music, and an occasional good Bloody Mary.
Jack worked as a landscaper out of Sellersville, PA. He and his father started the family landscaping business together after Jack returned home from the army. During the winter months, Jack kept busy with many home improvements, rental properties and also building a vacation house in Cedar Key, FL, in the winter of 1972 in thirty days with the help of his family. In 1988, Jack retired from landscaping after thirty plus years, and started his next career as a volunteer at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston, Georgia.
Jack and Sally began volunteering at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in the winter of 1988, initially as snow-birds traveling between PA and GA, staying longer and longer each year. They loved the Okefenokee so much that they became permanent residents of Folkston, GA, in 1998.
In 2008, Jack was selected as a National Take Pride in America award winner for Outstanding Individual Volunteer having provided over 20,000 hours of volunteer time at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. He was presented this prestigious award by the Secretary of the Interior at a formal ceremony in Washington D.C on July 18, 2008. For this year, there were only fifteen National Award winners representing twelve states and the District of Columbia.
Jack and Sally continued living in Folkston, GA, and volunteering at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge until they fully retired and relocated to Magnolia Manor, in Americus, GA, in November of 2015.
His Memory will forever be cherished by his devoted wife Sally of over 61 years; 2 sons, John G. Webb (and wife Becky) of Delton, MI, and James V. Webb of Warner Robins, GA; 1 daughter Rebekah Webb of Concord, New Hampshire; 4 grandchildren Graham (and wife Danielle) Crews, Elisabeth Crews, Kelsie and Carley Webb; and 3 great grandchildren Lexi, Sadie, and Colton Crews; extended family members, and a host of friends who will fondly remember their time spent with Jack.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Magnolia Manor campus in Americus, GA, and also at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston, GA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Okefenokee Wildlife League, 2700 Suwanee Canal Rd., Folkston, GA 31537.


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Okefenokee Wildlife League

2700 Suwanee Canal Rd.
Folkston, GA 31537
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