Herman Jackson "Jack" Webb of Villa Rica, Ga., formerly of Russell, passed away June 19, 2017, after a lengthy illness.
Jack was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Ashland, the son of Mildred Dupuy Webb and Herman Roscoe Webb.
Jack is survived by his wife, Hildegard (Joie); a stepdaughter, Erika Ross Krebs; a son-in-law, Jay Krebs; a grandson, Julius Krebs; and his brother, James Webb and wife Emily of Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Jack graduated from Russell High School and Morehead State University.
Jack followed his mother's love for teaching into a lifelong career in education in Greenup County Public Schools. He served as a teacher, principal and superintendent of Greenup County Schools. After retiring from public education, Jack worked for ten years as Director of Ashland Kentucky Campus of Morehead State University. One of Jack's great loves was his work early in his career with Upward Bound, an organization focused on giving the less privileged an opportunity for higher education.
Jack was active in Morehead State Alumni Association, serving as a board member, then as president. He was an active member of Mead Memorial United Methodist Church in Russell, where he served as President of the Board, Delegate to the Annual Conference, as well as a member of the Methodist Men and the Men's Prayer Breakfast.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, 1312 Park Street in Carrollton, Ga.
The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.
Memorials in remembrance of Jack may be sent to Mead Memorial United Methodist Church, 501 Boyd St., Russell KY 41169 or Morehead State University Alumni Association, 358 University St., Morehead, KY 40351.
Messages of condolence may be sent to martin-hightower.com.
Published on August 6, 2017