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Celebrating the life of
Gary B. Webb
November 05, 1938 - November 27, 2014
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Celebration of Life
  • 2:00pm - Saturday, December 06, 2014
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Sorry to hear of the loss of Gary at such an early age--a year ahead of me at Lamar and Rice, Gary was one of the superstar debaters and always encouraging the rest of us. Although I moved away after graduating from Rice, the close ties of the debate team are still fondly remembered. A excellent intellect and sharp wit, I am sure he made his mark in the world and guess that he had fun doing it.

Suzy Rhodes Casey, Newport Beach, CA

It is so sad to hear that a good man has left this world but as long as we knew him he was the best and lived a wonderful life as he told us and my family his life stories and I want to give thanks for sharing his life stories and spending time with him You Will Be Missed Gary We LOVE You with all our heart RIP my friend <3

Mr. & Mrs. Jose.Fragoso Sr., El.Campo, Texas

I am saddened at the loss of a unique and interesting friend. Even though we had not been in contact for years, I will always remember the wonderful times we shared.

Margarita Gandia, San Francisco, CA

It was our pleasure to travel with Gary to many interesting places, and to help create some of the stories he then recounted, to the amusement of all. We value his friendship and the time we spent together. May he rest in peace.

Michael and Brian, New York City, NY

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary, you will surely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. May you rest in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Hyla and Mike Martin, Houston , TX

I feel blessed to have shared some wonderful times and have fond memories of times in RoundRock, games, relaxing, long conversation. and wonderful friends! Prayers of peace for all who loved Gary!

Coy Tow, Carrolton, tx

Gary certainly was a unique person. I always looked forward to playing poker with him on Wednesday night. I was always amused by his often biting political comments and opinions on just about everything. I will miss him. Regretfully, I will miss the Celebration of his life as I will be in Mexico. My condolences to his family.

Will Smylie, Sugar Land , TX

It hurts my heart that Gary is gone but I know he is in a better place and healthy again. I look forward to a time when we can have lunch and play poker together on the other side. Our prayers go out to his family and friends.

Kevin Russell, Houston, TX

Always an admirer of "Mr. Webb" since high school, Rice, and the Hofheinz administratiion, but eventually a great fan throught travels in Mexico, France and Russia - and great times in the country. I have seldom known anyone as generous and decent - and as super a trial lawuer - and as wickedly funny as my firend Gary. We miss him greatly.

Barry Moore, Houston, TX

This sad time cannot overshawdow all the wonderful memories of a true friend and all the good times we had; that said, the pain will not ever go away -------------John

John Monroe, Houston , Texas

There is no way to adequately put into words the full life that Gary Webb led but the tribute provided in this obit was as close to perfect as it could be. I met Gary in the 90s and can say with certainty that he introduced me to many of the things of which I continue to enjoy today - europe, wine, art, "the farm" and culture. I will always be eternally grateful for his influence and am guessing that he is watching the sunset with past friends while holding a glass of red in one hand and a royal flush in the other. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.

Paul Sirbaugh, Houston, Tx

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. God promises to be close in times of grief & sadness. PS 34:18. I hope you find comfort in God's promise & in the many wonderful memories you made & shared together.

webber, waller, tx

Gary Baxter Webb, age 76, passed away on Thursday, the 27th of November 2014.

Born in McAllen, Texas, November 5, 1938, Gary moved with his family to Houston and grew up on Rose St. off Washington Ave. in what was then the called the West End. He attended Lamar High School, graduating 1957, followed by a B.A. from Rice in 1961. After completing UT Law School in 1964, he began his legal career with Fulbright & Jaworski, active in insurance defense litigation. Gary joined the administration of Mayor Fred Hofheinz in 1974 as Tax Assessor Collector of the City of Houston, returning to private practice in 1977 as a partner of Dudensing & Webb. He served on the State Bar Board of Directors from 1986 to1989, managing the State Bar’s selection of Harris County grievance committees.

Gary approached life with a unique sense of humor and the skills of a consummate storyteller. He loved dogs, exotic sports cars and driving them fast on country roads, drawing out the lucky card against all odds in Wednesday night poker, overbidding in bridge, practical jokes, attempting to communicate with enthusiastic but broken Spanish in Mexico, attempting the same broken Spanish in France, traveling the world, remodeling houses as a means of expression, collecting art, bullfights, riding dirt bikes, political debates, conventions and campaigns (usually on the more liberal side of the spectrum), and most of all spending time in a comic and theatrical recounting of events of his life with friends, under the live oaks at his hilltop country retreat in Brenham, Texas or at his vacation home in his much loved San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

He is survived and very fondly remembered by his aunt, Gloria Troetscher and husband, Anton; cousins, Ria Troetscher, Thea Troetscher, and Jerry Evins; and many dear friends and colleagues.

The interment service will commence at half-past eight o’clock in the morning on Saturday, the 6th of December at Glenwood Cemetery, 2525 Washington Avenue in Houston. All are welcome to join the family at the cemetery for their final goodbye to Gary.

A Celebration of Gary’s Life in recollections and stories is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon also on Saturday, the 6th of December, at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 W. Alabama Street in Houston. Immediately following, all are invited to a reception in the joyful spirit of Gary’s life also at the Bradshaw-Carter Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Houston SPCA, 900 Portway Drive, Houston, TX 77024 or via the internet at (www.houstonspca.org). Condolences may be offered and recollections shared at www.bradshawcarter.com.

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I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Sorry to hear of the loss of Gary at such an early age--a year ahead of me at Lamar and Rice, Gary was one of the superstar debaters and always encouraging the rest of us. Although I moved away after graduating from Rice, the close ties of the debate team are still fondly remembered. A excellent intellect and sharp wit, I am sure he made his mark in the world and guess that he had fun doing it.

Suzy Rhodes Casey, Newport Beach, CA

It is so sad to hear that a good man has left this world but as long as we knew him he was the best and lived a wonderful life as he told us and my family his life stories and I want to give thanks for sharing his life stories and spending time with him You Will Be Missed Gary We LOVE You with all our heart RIP my friend <3

Mr. & Mrs. Jose.Fragoso Sr., El.Campo, Texas

Candle tribute lit by Mr.&Mrs.Jose.Fragoso.Sr <3 — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Mike Reynolds and Greg Filippone — Texas

I am saddened at the loss of a unique and interesting friend. Even though we had not been in contact for years, I will always remember the wonderful times we shared.

Margarita Gandia, San Francisco, CA

Candle tribute lit by Bertha McCuin — Texas

It was our pleasure to travel with Gary to many interesting places, and to help create some of the stories he then recounted, to the amusement of all. We value his friendship and the time we spent together. May he rest in peace.

Michael and Brian, New York City, NY

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary Webb was truly a one of a kind guy and the World is noticeably less interesting without him. I'll miss you Gary.

Ross Poché , Houston, TX

Gary, you will surely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. May you rest in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Hyla and Mike Martin, Houston , TX

Candle tribute lit by Tom Trevino — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Thea — Texas

I feel blessed to have shared some wonderful times and have fond memories of times in RoundRock, games, relaxing, long conversation. and wonderful friends! Prayers of peace for all who loved Gary!

Coy Tow, Carrolton, tx

Gary certainly was a unique person. I always looked forward to playing poker with him on Wednesday night. I was always amused by his often biting political comments and opinions on just about everything. I will miss him. Regretfully, I will miss the Celebration of his life as I will be in Mexico. My condolences to his family.

Will Smylie, Sugar Land , TX

It hurts my heart that Gary is gone but I know he is in a better place and healthy again. I look forward to a time when we can have lunch and play poker together on the other side. Our prayers go out to his family and friends.

Kevin Russell, Houston, TX

Always an admirer of "Mr. Webb" since high school, Rice, and the Hofheinz administratiion, but eventually a great fan throught travels in Mexico, France and Russia - and great times in the country. I have seldom known anyone as generous and decent - and as super a trial lawuer - and as wickedly funny as my firend Gary. We miss him greatly.

Barry Moore, Houston, TX

This sad time cannot overshawdow all the wonderful memories of a true friend and all the good times we had; that said, the pain will not ever go away -------------John

John Monroe, Houston , Texas

Candle tribute lit by Rick Schwartz & Karl Krell — Texas

There is no way to adequately put into words the full life that Gary Webb led but the tribute provided in this obit was as close to perfect as it could be. I met Gary in the 90s and can say with certainty that he introduced me to many of the things of which I continue to enjoy today - europe, wine, art, "the farm" and culture. I will always be eternally grateful for his influence and am guessing that he is watching the sunset with past friends while holding a glass of red in one hand and a royal flush in the other. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.

Paul Sirbaugh, Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Bob Hughes and the memory of Bob Kennon — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Jeff Meyer — Texas

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. God promises to be close in times of grief & sadness. PS 34:18. I hope you find comfort in God's promise & in the many wonderful memories you made & shared together.

webber, waller, tx


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