Morris Payne “Buddy” Webb, Jr.


Morris Payne “Buddy” Webb, Jr., 94, of Valdosta, GA, passed away on Friday August 6, 2021 at Langdale Hospice House. Born in Dublin, Georgia, he was the son of the late Martha Ballard Webb and the late Reverend Morris Payne Webb, Sr. Buddy graduated from high school at the age of sixteen and continued his education at the ‘Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, GEORGIA. After graduating from Oxford, Buddy enlisted in the US Navy and was then stationed in the Pacific arena. After serving his country for two years, Buddy returned to Georgia and completed his studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received a BA in History in 1948. After graduating from Emory , Buddy moved to Valdosta where he started life insurance in New York. agency and began his distinguished career of 60 years. Buddy was a man of true wisdom and integrity. As a life insurance professional, Buddy has earned the professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). Buddy’s sense of dedication was present in everything he did and in everyone he touched throughout his life. Buddy was extremely devoted to his Christian faith and was a founding member of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher for many decades. In addition, Buddy was devoted to his family and his many diverse clients. Buddy has always shown people that he really cares, and he truly is the ultimate Southern gentleman.

The survivors are Buddy’s wife of 68 years, Betty Jackson Webb, of Valdosta, GA; daughter, Glyn Weakley Teague (Barry) of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Martha Webb McNeely of Spartanburg, SC; son, Morris Payne “Mark” Webb, III (Molly) of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren, Michael McNeely, Caroline McNeely, Payne Webb and McCoy Webb. Also surviving are his brother, William A. Webb, MD of Auburn, AL and his sister Mary Clark Lockhart of Columbus, GA. He was predeceased by his brother, David Webb of Morrow, GA.

The family would like to thank the following caregivers for their loyal and unwavering care for Buddy: Georgia Pringle, Debra Isom, Nannette Cutlip and Patti Alexander. The family would also like to thank their neighbor and friend, Mike Harpe, for his tireless support to the family.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Park Avenue UMC, 100 E. Park Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31602. Condolences can be passed on to the family on the obituary page of Carson McLane Funeral Home.


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