Jesse Robert "Bob" Webb

Born: Thu., Oct. 27, 1932
Died: Thu., Jun. 11, 2020


Services are to be announced


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Jesse Robert Webb, more aptly known as “Bob”, left this earth for the last time at the age of 87, just 8 days beyond his 64th wedding anniversary to Radene. Together they raised a daughter, Debby (Thompson), and 2 sons, Tim and Scot in Pendleton.

Being born into a family of 6 brothers and sisters and losing his dad as a young boy in Alabama, Bob left school as a teenager so he could work full-time to help out at home. As adults, the siblings were spread far and wide across the country, but managed to remain close across the miles.

Affectionately known as “Gramps” once the grandkids came along, he was a beloved uncle, grandfather, friend, and mentor to many.

Bob was a man of many talents, becoming a licensed airplane pilot, and taking 2 teams to the Babe Ruth World Series over the course of his years as a volunteer head coach from 1972-1983. He was a firm and commanding businessman, but his love for community was the root of his choice to spend the greater part of his career on buying dilapidated properties and developing them into commercial spaces Pendleton could be proud of. Later focusing on the residential arena to provide solid homes at often below-market prices, it became a common occurrence over the years to find that Bob had learned of a tenant going through a rough patch, and reduced their rent to the point of barely covering his own costs.

His final days bore encouraging resemblance to one of the southern gospel tunes he loved so much:

“As I went down in the river to pray, Studying about that good old way, When you shall wear the starry crown, Good Lord, show me the way.”

His cheerful whistling, infectious smile, and the way he grew to love hugs will be greatly missed.

Details regarding a memorial service are undecided at this time, but arrangements will be handled by Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop. Condolences may be sent online at www.pioneerchapel.com or delivered to 133 S. Main St., Pendleton, OR 97801.

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Tracy Hamby
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
To the family of Bob Webb. I am very sorry to hear the loss of a great man. I pray you all can find peace in knowing the Bob left this world a better place than he found it. Through his 50 plus years of business many building and properties are better because of his care and vision. To many kind deeds were done by this man to count. As a person that worked with him on a professional level for almost 20 years, I will have very few business owners in my office that are as professional as Mr. Webb. Lastly, the first time I met Bob he told me a story about Liquidity. Sometimes you have to measure liquidity by the amount of thought, passion and effort someone has in their heart, rather than the amount of cash they have in an account. Bob, he had lots of "liquidity" more than just about anyone when measured with thought, passion and effort.

Tracy Hamby

Arne Swanson
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
You would be hard pressed to find a man these days as wonderful as Bob Webb! He's one-of-a-kind for sure. If there is a warm sunny place where only good people go when they leave this earth, I know Bob is there now smiling...….

Cathy Wamsley
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
I have so many fond memories of Bob. He was on our first board of directors when Umatilla-Morrow Head Start was incorporated in 1986. He was such a champion of Head Start and helped us find many a Head Start building for our young preschoolers! I knew I could always turn to Bob to help us out. You will be missed!

Randy Wells
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I have known Bob for over 50 years and worked for him at his tire store for several years. Bob was unarguably a great business man and a mentor to many. I know he helped many young men & women along the way accomplish their goals. He paid for at least one young man’s college education while he worked there. I have to say he did a lot for me, too. If he hadn’t given me a job for Over three years we probably wouldn’t have stayed in Pendleton. He did a lot for Pendleton in many ways only the people who knew him realize. Rest In Peace Mr. Robert Webb, you have certainly earned your rest and a place in heaven.

Sharon Webb
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
To The Webb family,

Sending love and thoughts to all during this time of sorrow. Bob was my brother-in-law is Uncle Bob to my children.

RIP

Sharon Webb
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
My love and thoughts to the Webb family.
Bob was my brother in law and Uncle Bob to my children. He was a hard working man sure.

RIP

Gidget & Brent Webb
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
We are so sorry about the loss of Uncle Bob. We loved him dearly and will miss his beautiful smile and his amazing sense of humor. Our thoughts are with you Scot and family. Give our love to his beautiful wife. Lastly, we love you Uncle Bob, WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Moneta
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
My dear sweet friend Debby, I am so very sorry to hear about your Dads passing. Big hug to you! ❤️

Shelli (Ober) Britt
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
To the Webb family:
Our thoughts are with you all and we will keep you close in our hearts. May the wonderful memories you have of him sustain you as you grieve his passing. Peace to you all.

Dave Webb
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Always enjoyed seeing and talking with him

John and Barbara Dadoly
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
We were saddened to hear of the loss of our long time neighbor on Horn Ave. Bob was a great neighbor and friend who always greeted us with a smile and welcomed our two daughters and their friends to play ball on his empty lot across from our house. Pendleton has lost a good citizen and member of the community. John and Barbara Dadoly

Tom Carstens
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I had the pleasure of being on the 1979 babe Ruth team that went to the world series....bobs love of baseball was a huge plus to his teams success. He was an excellent manager and an even finer gentleman....he will be managing in heaven I'm sure...he already has 3 members of our 79 team to start practice with (Mike Nooy, Danny Meek and Brett Bryan)...he was a special man and was a positive role model for many young men that passed through his team's for many years...i consider myself very lucky to have known him....God bless his family and friends..

Roger Debbie Montee
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020
Sorry for your loss and Prayers to the family.Bob was a very nice person.

shirlee nirschl
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020
Such fun memories of the Babe Ruth times with Bob and all the other special dedicated men who gave so much to the youth in this community.Love to his family.Shirlee nirschl

Jan Leonard
   Posted Fri June 19, 2020
They just don't come any better then Bob while on this Earth.. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.. You will be missed and remembered in the many ways you participated in the community you loved and your love for family. What a great legacy you have left..
Sincerely,
Jan Leonard

Steve & Kate Peck
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
We have had the tremendous blessing of having Bob and his wife Radene as our neighbors since we purchased our first home across the street from them in December 2017. They had recently purchased the home they were living in as well. We are so greatly saddened to hear of his passing. Even more saddened that we were unaware because of this virus! Bob pretty much never missed a chance to welcome me to the morning as he came out when I was loading my many children, babies to teen, into my car each morning for rides to school. He would always say to me, “you sure do have your hands full there.” He always said hello to every kiddo. Radene would always come out to tell my girls how beautiful they were in their dresses and a few months back she invited me and my youngest, Bowyn, into her home to look through her grand doll collection and then gifted my daughter with her choice of dolls to take home and keep. Bob watched over us every day. He had no problem asking if all was well when he noticed I hadn’t left the house for a couple days 2 years ago, I’d had a surgery and when my hubby’s work rig stayed home but he obviously wasn’t there (he’d gone on a school trip with the high schooler). He was also my fathers landlord for many years for his work office. My dad was diagnosed with dementia last year and Bob never missed a chance to briefly visit with him every time my mom brought him over to my house. My dad has forgotten quite a few people but he always recognized Bob! May Bob Rest In Peace and know that we will continue to pray for Radene and his family in his absence. And to Bob’s family, please reach out if there is anything we can do or help with during this time. Our prayers are with you.

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