William Edward Webb passed away Saturday, October 8, at Tennova Hospital--a place he called his second home. He was a resident of Cleveland since 1956 and worked at Bradley Memorial Hospital for 41 years until his retirement in the late 1990s. Edward was a gifted musician and used his talents at several churches over the years, most recently at Grace Chapel in Cleveland. He kept a keyboard in the car and would be glad to play anywhere and everywhere, including Hardees, campgrounds, and his hospital room. He loved the University of Tennessee football and never wanted to miss a game. In his final days, he would only change his shirt if you gave him another UT shirt to put on.
Daniel Willard was Edward's closest friend for many years and never failed to visit him. He was truly a "friend that sticks closer than a brother," and the family is eternally grateful for his friendship. Evelyn Kent was Edward's phone companion for the last four years. They talked every night, read scripture, and prayed together. We love you, Aunt Evelyn. Edward was a collector of everything (as long as it was free), prized yard sales on a Saturday morning, and hosted the Edward Hour radio show on WOOP FM. Edward loved going anywhere and everywhere and will be remembered for his big personality and love of laughter.
Edward was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Kent Webb, and his second wife, Bonnie Best Webb.
He is survived by his two daughters, Edwina Rothenberg, and Dede Kamenicky (Tony); grandchildren: Brent Franklin Rothenberg, Amanda Rothenberg Richardson (Caleb), Michael Austin Kamenicky (Rebecca), and William Kent Kamenicky; sisters, Marilyn Smith and Jeanette Turner; many nieces and nephews; stepchildren: Tina Laws, Barry Kirkpatrick, Kristy Wilson, Bryan Kirkpatrick, and several step grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Lee University Chapel on Monday, October 17, from 11am-1pm followed by a remembrance of life at 1pm. The interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pastor Tony Kamenicky will be officiating.