SUNSET – Gary Wyman Webb, 68, devoted husband, wonderful father and grandfather, beloved son and brother, lost his long courageous battle with cancer Oct. 16, 2012. Never was there a kinder, gentler, more loved man. He was born March 30, 1944, son of Carlyle and Hattie (Haskell) Webb.
A lifelong island resident, Gary graduated from Stonington High School in 1962 where he helped win back to back state basketball championships. Always loving sports he continued his basketball career at Farmington State Teachers College, graduating in 1966. After graduation, Gary began his teaching and coaching career at Monson Academy guiding the Slaters basketball team to the 1968 Class S State Championship. After the Academy closed in 1970, he continued his teaching and coaching career at Stonington High School retiring in 1997. Gary touched the lives of many students in such a positive way. In 1973 he married the love of his life, Elaine. Together they made their home in Sunset, where they raised their daughter, Kimberly. Gary was so very proud of his little girl. Everywhere Gary went there was Kim. The two were inseparable. Gary devoted his life to caring for his family. Surrounded by his family the angels came and led him to a place free from pain and sickness. He must have stopped at the Rainbow Bridge on his way and gathered to him all of his past pets.
Gary leaves behind his devoted wife of 39 years, Elaine of Sunset; his much loved daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Lafountain and her husband, Ken, of Coventry, R.I.; his adored beautiful granddaughter, Ava; dear mother, Hattie (Haskell) Webb of Deer Isle; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn C. and Linda (Thompson) Webb of Orland; two nieces and their husbands, Sandra and Tom Brouillette of Florida and Valerie and Ted Robinson of New York; plus many, many special relatives and friends.
Visiting hours are scheduled 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Stonington chapel of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Community of Christ Church, Burnt Cove, with Pastor Gary Wilson officiating. Interment will be afterward at Greenwood Cemetery, Oceanville. Remembrance donations may be made to Hancock County Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931 or The Ark Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Stonington.