04 July, 2016

Saying Goodbye to a Friend That Changed Peoples Lives for the Better

When I learned that my dearest friend had passed in Body and Soul on July 2, 2016, but will forever be in my memory as those whose hearts were touched by Wilfred Webb, I remembered that on July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day, on July 2nd,12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence. The delegates then spent the next two days debating and revising the language of a statement drafted by Thomas Jefferson. On July 4, Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, and as, a result the date is celebrated as Independence Day. 
As the Declaration of Independence stands for the fundamental ideas that form the American nation: All men are created free and equal and possess the same inherent, natural rights, that is how Wilfred Webb lived his life and helping others.

Dr. Wilfred Dwight Webb
Mar 23, 1921 - Jul 2, 2016

Dr. Wilfred Dwight Webb, age 95 of Hazel Park, Michigan passed away on July 2, 2016, at home. He was born on March 23, 1921, in Rathbone, Michigan to Thomas Franklin and May Pettit Webb.

Dr. Webb is pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Virginia Rose Webb and his brothers, Morley Webb and Cullen Webb.

He is survived by his son, Stephen (Amy) Webb. Grandfather of Willow, Autumn, Timothy, and Aria. Great-Grandfather of Eliza and (Master) Besi. He is also survived by Ralph Hamlin, his “son” and lifelong friend. Brother-in-law of Patricia Taylor, Colleen Webb Naru, Bethel Webb and James DePalma. Uncle of Maureen (Alan) Hockstra, Myrna (Harry) Woods, Thomas (Elizabeth) Webb, Jean (Greg) Gordon, Cullen D. (Karen) Webb, Rex (Carol) Webb, Rick (Linda) Webb, Robb Taylor and Deanna (James) Heacock.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 6th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday, July 7th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Road (1 block North of 13 Mile Road, Westside of John R. Road), Madison Heights, Michigan. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 8th beginning at 9:00 amInstate followed by a 10:00 am service at First United Methodist Church, Hazel Park, Michigan. Burial will take place at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Webb's memory to Hazel Park Schools - After School and Summer Programs, "STUDENT THIS", 1620 E. Elza, Hazel Park, MI 48030 and City of Hazel Park, City Library - Dr. Webb, 123 E9 Mile Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030

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May God's peace and love always be with you
Charles Harvey

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