Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger




Donald “Butch” Webb


CROSSVILLE, Tenn. —  Donald ‘Butch’ Webb, age 70, of Crossville, Tenn., passed away on November 18, 2011 at his home. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

He was born March 14, 1941 in Yukon, W.Va. to Donald and Marie Webb.

Mr. Webb served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was an engineer mine foreman at the U.S. Steel Mine located in Gary and Pineville, W.Va.

His interests included family, bluegrass music, golfing and motorcycles.

Mr. Webb was survived by his mother, Marie Blankenship Webb of Ashland, Ky.; his sister, Brenda Popovich and her husband, Larry of Worthington, Ky. He is also survived by his wife of 39 years, Janet; and his three children, Donna Cook and husband, Steve of Sweetwater, Tenn., Glenis Brown of Crossville, Tenn., Michael Vickers and wife, Tonya of Pineville, W.Va. He is also survived by one niece, and nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

A memorial service will be held on March 17, 2012 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluefield, W.Va.

Fanning Funeral Home in Welch is assisting the Webb family.