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Charles Webb

By Taylor Massey, 02/7/22 2:09 PM

Charles Henry Webb passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2022, at his home in Hope, Arkansas. He was 91 years old. Born on October 20, 1930, in Durant, Oklahoma, Mr. Webb was the son of Rufus Lafayette Webb and Ruby Denmon Sutton Webb. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in December 1953 and served until December 1955, as well as an additional 6 years as an Army Reservist. He was employed by the Arkansas Highway Department for the next 23 years, at which time, he made a decision to begin his own land surveying business. Webb’s Surveying is still in operation today after 44 years.


Interspersed throughout much of that time, was his unstoppable drive to play Bluegrass Music. A banjo picker from the age of 14, he was associated with 3 area bands – Sandyland Bluegrass, Bluegrass Express and Twice as Nice, the latter being, by far, his favorite and most loved. Twice as Nice was formed in 1985 and was enjoyed by tens of thousands of bluegrass fans from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri until their disbanding in 2001. But that still was not the end. He played local festivals and nursing homes as a member of The Hempstead County Melody Boys well into his upper 80’s.


He married Bobbie Jean Purtle Webb on January 20, 1951, his wife of 64 years, who died June 6, 2015. He is survived by two children, a son Charles D. Webb and his wife Adrienne of Hope, and a daughter Ginny L. Webb Sanders of Hope; four grandsons, Brad Sanders, Jonathan Webb and his wife Carrie, Tim Sanders and his wife Brandi, and Terry Sanders and his wife Claudia; two granddaughters, Kacey Griffith and her husband Jason, and Megan Krantz and her husband Derrick; and seventeen great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by three brothers, Calvin L. Webb, Rufus W. Webb, and Joe Don Webb.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled at 6:00-8:00pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at the Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Chapel.

We also invite you to express your public condolences at www.herndonfuquafuneralhomes.comor private Letters of Love at www.herndonfuquafuneralhomes.com/page/letters-of-love.