James ‘Bud’ P. Webb
Bud Webb, 84, of Salona passed away on Saturday July 2, 2016, at Manor Care in Jersey Shore, after being a patient for a brief time with complications from aspiration pneumonia. Bud was born in Wilmington, Del., on March 31, 1932, to Ethel C. Wilson Webb and James P. Webb.
Bud attended Lock Haven schools through eighth grade. He then transferred to Sanford School in Hockessin, Del., where he graduated in 1950.
During Bud’s high school years at Sanford, farming was a daily task, where he developed a love of farming, and was able to expand on that by helping at his grandparent’s farm in the summer. Also, while at Sanford, Bud held the Delaware state record for running the fastest mile for several years.
Between high school, the Army and college, Bud also worked for his father’s paving company, James P. Webb & Son.
Bud served in the United States Army with an honorable discharge.
He went to Penn State and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy.
He was the owner of Webb’s Super Gro Inc. in Mill Hall, farmed his own farm and along with his wife, ran Webb Farm B&B in Rosecrans for 20 years until the time of his stroke in 2011.
Bud received the Man of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Plant Food and Protectant Society in 1988 at the Fertilizer and Lime Conference at Penn State.
Bud also received the Business Family of the Year award in 2014 for outstanding business and community achievement presented at the Farm City Family Festival.
Bud was on the board of directors at Unkel Joe’s Woodshed, The Commonwealth Bank, Seda Cog Rail Authority and the Clinton County Conservation District, where he was recognized for 40 years of service in 2007 by the Clinton County Commissioners, the Pennsylvania State House and the Pennsylvania State Senate.
He belonged to Lafayette Lodge 199 and the Clinton County Shrine Club.
Bud was Methodist by faith and was a member of the former Trinity Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sharon Maurer with whom he shared 37 years; his daughter Jennifer (Steve) Babcock of Jersey Shore; his son James Eric (Carolyn) Webb of Carlsbad, Calif.; four grandchildren, Megan Babcock of Tampa, Fla., Carly Babcock of Jersey Shore, Gunnar and Haven Webb of Carlsbad, Calif.; his sister Marietta (James) Bala of Bonita Springs, Fla.; brother David (Judy) Webb of Flemington; and two nephews, Wade and Craig Webb. He was preceded in death by his parents, and nephew Paul Webb.
The family would like to thank folks at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing for all of their help to get Bud home back in 2012, the many in-home caregivers that helped keep Bud home for four years and to the 3 E staff at Manor Care, Jersey Shore, for their care for the short time we were there.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 12:30 p.m., at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, with Pastor Wanda Minnick officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bud Webb Memorial Scholarship fund, c/o Jersey Shore State Bank, 4 W. Main Street, Lock Haven, which will be awarded to a graduating student of agriculture selected from Centre, Clinton or Lycoming County, or to the Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 South Route 44 Highway, Jersey Shore.