William Terry Webb, better known as “Red Bone,” was called home to be with God May 5, 2022. Terry was proceeded in death by his parents, William A and Birthel L Webb. Terry was born on May 13, 1954, in Beaufort County, North Carolina and passed in his home in Defuniak Springs, Florida.
Red will always be known, and remembered, by his eccentric stories of his past and his dedication to his craft of sandblasting headstones. Red never met a stranger and was quick to strike up a conversation. Red was a member of the Gulf Coast Wilbert team, and family, for fifteen years. During his tenure, his colleagues looked up to him because of his wealth of knowledge and experience. We always had the saying that Red Bone has forgotten more about engraving headstones than any of us can learn in a lifetime. He was the ultimate master of his craft.
Red was most proud when he saw his pupils reach their full potential under his instruction and encouragement. During his time at Gulf Coast Wilbert, he inspired many to follow in his footsteps to become sandblasters and was instrumental in their training and development. Not only was Red a teacher of engraving, but he also taught many how to set any monument regardless of the size and shape. He was the go-to for so many questions on the subject. During his career he was not only a master of personal monuments, but also spent many years engraving Veteran’s headstones at multiple National Cemeteries throughout the Country. He so willingly took on the responsibility of passing his knowledge on to the generations to come.
Red found joy in nature and was an avid animal lover. He regularly fostered dogs and gave them all his love. Red will be missed every day as he positively affected all our lives in our own unique way.
Terry will be laid to rest with a Graveside Funeral Service to be held on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Piney Grove Cemetery 1097 Piney Grove Rd, Defuniak Springs, FL at 3pm.
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