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Larry Webb

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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:21 am

Larry Webb of the Franklin-Bowling Green area passed away Oct. 13, 2013, after a brief illness. 

He was born in Franklin to Robert Jerald and Nellie Trent Webb on April 26, 1947.

Larry, who spent his formative years in Campbellsville, was something of a musical prodigy, playing trumpet with the marching band at age 7. After graduating from Campbellsville High School, he attended Western. Webb played at The Kentucky Bell with Doc Livingston, Larnelle Harris and others.

Upon graduation, Larry worked for the State Department of Health as an epidemiologist and later for the Barren River District Health Department. Webb worked many programs, including rubella, sick building syndrome, sub surface, immunizations and others. In addition, he investigated and mitigated volatile fumes under two Warren County schools, oversaw the Rockwell PCB contamination and cleanup and secured two Superfund investigations for other environmental issues.

Larry loved jazz, bluegrass, politics, Corvairs and animals. He was a vegetarian, an environmentalist and a musician.

Webb was a member of Highland Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and song leader. He also was a participant of Gideons International.

Larry Webb was married to Franklin teacher Linda Louise Smith Webb for 39 years. They were parents to dozens of four-legged creatures during that time, including Tuffy and Tybalt.

Survivors include his wife; his sister, Gerry “Liz” Taber; and brother-in-law Larry Taber. Nieces and nephews include Doug Taber (wife Becky), Rob Taber (Robbi), LeeAnn Walterman, Greg Webb, Andrea Kirby (Mike) and Kevin Smith (Pam). Rebecca Webb, a sister-in-law also survives. There are also several great-nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you donate to the Warren or Simpson County Humane Societies or Gideons International.