George Henry Webb, Chairman of the Board, Jervis B. Webb Company, Farmington Hills, Michigan, born in Detroit, died April 21, 2003, at age 83. Mr. Webb is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Barbara McCain Webb, and their four daughters, Barbara A. Thacker, Dianne M. Abbott (Mrs. George), Ann M. Tuck, and Patricia M. Webb. Mr. Webb is also survived by his sister, Joy Webb Clark, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Webb's education included attendance at Detroit Country Day School, and High School. He had one year of college at Principia, St. Louis, and then went on to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, transferring to University of Michigan, where he graduated with of Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Webb joined his father's company full time upon graduation in 1942. Throughout his 61 year career with the company, Mr. Webb held many positions within the organization. He began as a draftsman, then estimator, moved on to Sales Engineer, was appointed Sales Manager, and rose to top management positions including General Manager, Company Secretary and Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Webb was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the Engineering Society of Detroit. He was a life member of Bloomfield Hills Country Club, Orchard Lake Country Club, and the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC). He had served as President of the DAC Bowlers, and the DAC Beavers. He was also President Emeritus of the Golf Association of Michigan, and was past Director of the Western Golf Association for over 30 years, overseeing the Evans Caddy Scholarship program for the State of Michigan. George also had memberships at Avondale Golf Club in Palm Desert, California, and the Springs in Rancho Mirage, California.
Mr. Webb was a member, and former trustee, at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield Hills. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge of the Masons, Blue Lodge and Commandery.
George Webb was an active and energetic man who loved life, family, and his work. He generously gave his support to the community, not only in donations but also in personal time, with special interest in young people.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 24th at William R. Hamilton, Bell Chapel, Birmingham, Michigan. A private family burial followed the service and internment was at Acacia Park Cemetery. The family requests that any donations be made to the Evans Scholarship Foundation, One Briar Road, Golf, Illinois 60029-0301, or to a charity of choice.