James Nelson Webb, known as Jim to those close to him, of Wellington, Florida, left this earth for his heavenly home at the age of 97. A native of Williamson, West Virginia, he and his family moved to South Florida in 1954 where they made their home in Lake Worth.
A salesman by trade, his love for people and desire to serve others was apparent in all that he did. He proudly served our nation as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in both the European and Pacific Theaters. In addition, he attained the status of 32nd Degree Mason while living in West Virginia. He also served as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Lantana where his membership remained until his death.
Married for almost 62 years, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Irene, in 2009. He leaves behind a long legacy of love in his three children: Randy Webb (Judy), Pam Parlamento (Arnie), and Sandy Townsend (Terry). He also leaves eight grandchildren: Randy Webb Jr. (Vicky), David Webb, Chris Parlamento, Jennifer Chipley (Jared), Matt Parlamento (Amber), Nick Parlamento, Jonathan Townsend, and Julie Pantea (Teddy). In addition, he was blessed to know eleven great-grandchildren: Zachary Webb, Jacob Webb, Michael Webb, Caitlin Webb, Cayden Webb, Alex Parlamento, Adriana Parlamento, Hayden Chipley, Hudson Chipley, Ezra Pantea, and Sofia Pantea. He is also survived by his nephew Joseph Pollis (Sherry) and his loving niece Judy Pollis-Pait.
Next to his love of all things sweet, he had a passion for his Lord Jesus and shared that love with anyone he encountered. He wholeheartedly believed that Jesus was the Way, the Truth, and the Life and lived his life accordingly. He could frequently be found reading his Bible or studying prophecy and preparing for his eternal home. It is with confidence that we know this is not goodbye, and that because of God’s faithful promises we will see him again face to face, whole and complete, on the streets of gold. His fearlessness in sharing the gospel was certainly met with the words “Well done, good and faithful servant,” when he finally met his Savior on March 11, 2021.