Roy Lester Webber was born in Grainger County, Tennessee to Elbert Paris Webber and Lula Amanda Fox. He was the husband of Mrs. Della Mae Webber of Route 7, Knoxville.

Corporal Roy L. Webber was killed in action in France while serving with the 749th Tank Battalion, Company C. He was repatriated back to the United States after the war and funeral services were held December 13, 1948, at Piney Grove Baptist Church with burial following in Piney Grove Cemetery.

The Knoxville Journal, 16 November 1948
The body of Cpl. Roy L. Webber, 22, who was killed in action Jan. 6, 1945, in France is being returned to this country for burial, his widow, Mrs. Roy Webber of Route 7 has been notified. Corporal Webber entered the Army March 17, 1943 and served with the 749th Tank Battalion overseas. He was employed by a textile company here before entering service. Survivors include the widow, one daughter, Linda Mae; father, E.P. Webber of Route 3 and two sisters, Mrs. Noah Merritt and Mrs. J.A. Ford, both of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Technician Fifth Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 June 1923
  • Date of death: 6 January 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 749th Tank Battalion, Company C
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Piney Grove Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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