Doyle L. “D.L.” Webb, age 84, entered eternal life on June 4, 2011. D.L. was born in Malvern, on Aug. 12, 1926, and was the oldest son of A.S. “Red” Webb and Ira Storey Webb. He was preceded in death by both his parents; his wife of 43 years, Dolores Cornett Webb; his wife of 17 years, Peggy Sutton Webb; and a sister-in-law, Joann Hardin Webb.
He is survived by a brother, Allen Webb and his wife, Gwen; a son, Doyle Webb and his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Candis Webb Williams and her husband, Alan, all of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.
D.L. was retired from Alcoa and the real estate and development business. In 1975 he co-founded Webb’s House of Flowers.
D.L. was instrumental in establishment of Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter and Lillian Street Serenity, both in Benton. He was ordained both as a deacon and as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church (USA), where he grew up to know and accept the love of Christ, met Dolores and raised their children.
D.L. served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps, first in the Pacific Theatre and was later stationed in Japan. D.L. was a proud member and sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous and was a recovering alcoholic with more than 25 years of sobriety. He was a past member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 4880.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Benton on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. A reception and visitation will immediately follow the service in Cockmon Hall at the church.
In addition to floral tributes, memorials may be made to any of the following: First Presbyterian Church Pipe Organ fund, 501 N. East St., Benton 72015; Humane Society of Saline County, P.O. Box 305, Benton, AR 72018; or the Republican Party of Arkansas Building Fund, 1201 W. Sixth St., LR 72201.