Jervis Campbell Webb, chairman emeritus of the company founded by his parents, Jervis B. Webb Co. of Farmington Hills, MI, died Oct. 7 in Mt. Vernon, NY. He was 86.

Mr. Webb began working at the company, the world's leading designer, manufacturer and installer of conveyor systems, in 1937, eventually rising to president in 1970 and taking over as chairman six years later.

An inventor who held several patents for material-handling devices, Mr. Webb was widely involved with many charitable organizations in the Detroit area. He also was active in the local business sector, as well, serving as president of the prestigious Detroit Athletic Club. His brother, George H. Webb, is chairman, president and chief executive of the company.