On July 22, 2020 James Michael “Jay” Webb, 57, unexpectedly left this world for his heavenly home. Known to his family as Michael and his friends as Jay, he was born in Saratoga, North Carolina on November 26, 1962 to Franklin and Alma Jean Webb. As a young man, Michael attended Wilson County Schools, graduating from Beddingfield High School. From the classroom, he joined the US Army and proudly served as an Army Ranger. While in the military, Jay earned several distinctions including an Army Achievement Medal, M-16 expert, and Sharpshooter Dragon Gunner. Jay often spoke of his time in the military and particularly his time in Grenada. During this time of his life, Jay became father to Ben, Jarrett (Bear), Kylie Ann, and Sara. After the separating from the military, Jay returned home to North Carolina. On his 32nd birthday, November 26, 1994, Jay married the love of his life Kimberly Dawn Huskins Webb. They lived together as not only husband and wife, but best of friends for the next 25 plus years.
Jay spent his time after the military working the Department of Transportation where he often cursed the Raleigh forecaster’s prediction of snow. After leaving the DOT, he worked with several companies as a CDL driver. His exemplary driving record was one to be envied and gave him a great deal of pride. His greatest pride though was Kim, supporting her through numerous challenges and he was a prime example of what a partner in life should be. In November of 2019, Jay and Kim renewed their vows to each other, with Kim’s dad officiating, and a multitude of friends and family looking on.
Jay was an active member of the Salem United Methodist Church, serving in several roles including lay speaker and was active on a variety of committees.
Jay is survived by his wife Kim, children Ben (Wachtersbach, Germany), Jarrett (Roanoke Rapids, NC), Kylie Ann (Roanoke Rapids, NC), and Sara (Roanoke Rapids, NC), his mother Alma Jean Webb (Wilson, NC), grandchildren Journey, Jersey, Felix, Collin, Brooklyn, Nolan, Radnie, Silas, Thalia, and Corcelia and siblings, Henry Franklin Webb (Kathy) and Donna Jean Webb (Elam) and several nieces and nephews. Jay was looking forward to the arrival of his latest grandson in August.
Jay was always there with a kind word, a smile, and a story that would make you laugh out loud. He was the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back His passing leaves a hole that will never be filled. He will be remembered as loving husband, father, son, grandfather, and friend. The family will host a brief visitation on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home, Goldsboro, NC.
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