Charles Edward "Ted" Webber '22

Charles Edward "Ted" Webber, a member of the Roanoke College Class of 1922 and long-time Salem resident, had a distinguished career as businessman, civic leader, sports enthusiast and family man. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

He owned and operated Webber's Pharmacy (now Brooks-Byrd) for 34 years, from 1925 to 1959. Ted joined the board of directors for the Farmers National Bank in 1932, served as president from 1954-1965, and was chairman of the board for many years.

He directed, served, sponsored, or chaired more than 20 organizations, including the Kiwanis, the Chamber of Commerce, the Masons and First United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the American Legion Salem Post No. 19.

Ted was one of the founders of the West Central 4-H Center, "father" of Route 419, and Lt. Grand Commander of the Masons. He was presented the keys to the cities of Salem, Charlotte and Savannah. The Scottish Rite Temple in Roanoke and a park in South Salem are named in his honor. He was recognized as Father of the Year and Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Even in his later years, he was still active both in the Salem community and in Roanoke College alumni events, and he continued to put his unique stamp on all he did.

Charles Edward Webber received the Roanoke College Medal in 1987.