In Memory of Mr. Harry Webb

Robert Harold Webb, 77, of Harrison, known to everyone as “Harry”, died peacefully on March 20, 2024 at Chattanooga Memorial Hospital. Born in 1947 in Macon, GA., Harry was a man of deep Catholic faith and boundless joy.

His parents, J.T. and Dolores Webb  had three boys: Tom, Dick and Harry.  Harry had a special   place in his heart for his sister, Dee Foskey, her son Robert  and his wife, Pamela.

He had a keen intellect and was a lifelong learner. He majored in sociology at Mt. Carmel in KY and spent time after graduation in Europe. He especially enjoyed Italy.

Harry lived in several places in North Carolina. During his time in Fayetteville, he met a teenager named Mike Lovett.  Harry and Mike became lifelong friends, as close as any father and son.

Harry married Deborah Barth Miller and moved to Tennessee. He cherished her parents, Delbert and Lucille, her brothers Delbert and Chris, her sister Diana (Mark) Gaines and nephews  Scott and Stephen Barth and Dan(Liz) Gaines. Debbie died after 29 years of marriage in 2008.

For much of his life, Harry worked in retail. He retired as   Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium General Manager. He was greatly loved by his staff and customers.

In 2009, Harry married a long-time family friend, Arlene Chambliss.  Harry’s cherished family grew to include Arlene’s brother, Ed, sister Linda, niece Alice and nephews Kevin, Chris, and Dan.

While Arlene worked for the US Army Chaplain Corps in Wiesbaden, Germany, Harry volunteered for the USO. He was marvelous as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. He loved helping soldiers and their families. Harry continued his service at West Point   NY and FT. Cambell KY. They moved back to Chattanooga in 2016.

He served as a lector at St Stephen Catholic Church. Harry also volunteered with Bridge, a refugee resettlement agency conducting employment readiness seminars and teaching English classes.

Countless people mourned his passing and thought he was the nicest man they had ever met.

Harry’s celebration of life will be held on Tues. May 14th at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga , TN with visitation in the main church at 10:30 am  prior to the Memorial Mass at 11 am. A reception will follow in the parish fellowship hall.

Harry was an avid gardener and loved feeding birds. In his memory, we invite you to plant a tree or flowers or take some time to feed birds. If you wish, you can make a donation in his name to Bridge Refugee Services Chattanooga Office,4791 A Hal Dr.; Chattanooga TN 37416.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel. To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.