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Irving man celebrates 100th birthday with friends and family

Photo: Irving resident, Earl Webb, and his daughter, Peggy Filbeck, celebrate Webb’s 100th birthday party at Elm Croft Assisted Living on Sunday, Feb. 22. / Photo by Nick Kammerer

Sporting an “Aged to Perfection” ribbon, Earl Webb was all smiles while surrounded by his friends and family at his 100th birthday celebration at Elm Croft Assisted Living in Irving on Sunday, Feb. 22. Dozens of partygoers from the living facility attended the celebration enjoying cake and fellowship.

“I have a lot of family here, and I love them,” Webb said.

Webb, born on February 23, 1915 in Tennessee during Woodrow Wilson’s administration, spent much of his time at his father’s sawmill until the age of six. During his youth, Webb enjoyed playing baseball. His baseball uniform was laid out on a table for guests to admire during his birthday celebration.

After high school, Webb began working as a barber. During World War II, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif. and started his career with Lockheed Martin in the aircraft industry. Eventually, he was transferred to Lockheed Martin’s facility in Dallas. He completed his career with Southwest Airmotive.

“I figured he would out live us all, because he’s always done so well,” said Webb’s daughter, Peggy Filbeck. “It’s really neat having him all of this time. He’s pretty sharp. We’ve always loved Irving. It’s been our home.”