Cullas A. Webb, 91, of Norman, Oklahoma passed from this life into his heavenly home on April 19, 2018. He was the 6th of 7 children born to Jacob J. Webb and Estella Newton Webb.
Born in 1926, Cullas’s life experiences included surviving the Dust Bowl era, the Great Depression, and WWII. He spent the majority of his childhood in Wetumka, Oklahoma where he excelled at sports, especially football. This talent gave him the opportunity to attend the University of Washington on a football scholarship. However, instead of playing he went to serve our country in WWII as a medic in the Army. He was deployed and spent 2 years serving in Japan.
Cullas was discharged from the Army in 1948, came back to Oklahoma and attended East Central University where he met his wife Freda Blackburn Webb. They were married just under 46 years when Freda passed away due to Breast Cancer. They lived and raised three children together in Norman, Oklahoma.
The University of Oklahoma was an important part of his life. He worked, starting as a
Pressman and retired as an Estimator from the University of Oklahoma Press. During his 30 plus years with the University he served on many committees, but he was especially proud of serving on the University President Search Committee. Of Course, he loved his Oklahoma Sooners and was recognized in 2016 for being an OU Football season ticket holder for over 62 years.
He loved life and woke early looking forward to each day. The more time he could spend outside working in his garden or creating/building and fixing gadgets in his garage the better. Cullas found joy and fellowship in people and spending time with them. His interests ranged from music (listening and singing), hunting/fishing, traveling, antiquing, genealogy research, and volunteering at his church.
Passion for life and adventure allowed him to experience many extraordinary experiences in his 70’s and 80’s, such as, hot air ballooning, flying a plane, and riding in a race car. In his mind, age was really just a number.
In 2004, Cullas was blessed to marry his childhood schoolmate, Jean Grimes McCoy. They had almost 14 years together before his passing.
Cullas had a strong belief in the one true God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Cullas is survived by his wife, Jean McCoy Webb, Norman, Oklahoma, his two daughters, Tanya Wallace, Norman, OK and Shannon Darby and her husband Brian Darby of Roanoke, TX, his son Rex Webb and his wife Nancy Webb, Sun City West, AZ. He is also survived by his blended family sons Jeffrey McCoy and his wife Charlene McCoy, Ft. Worth, TX, Steven McCoy and his wife Pam McCoy, Orlando, FL and Mike McCoy and his wife Lelia McCoy, Tulsa, OK. Cullas is also survived by two granddaughters Sha Wade, OK and Theryn Darby, TX. In addition, he is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews living all over the US.
An alternative to flowers would be a memorial donation to your favorite charity.
Viewing will be held 2pm - 8pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St., Norman, OK 73072. Family will be present for visitation from 3 – 5pm.
Funeral services will be held 10am, Monday, April 23, 2018 in the Chapel of the Havenbrook Funeral Home with interment following in the I.O.O.F Cemetery, Norman, Oklahoma.