Randell Webb, 74

Randell Webb, 74, North Manchester, passed away Feb. 5, 2020, at 8:40 p.m. The only child of Norman and Fannie Mae (Webb) Webb, Randell was born on March 10, 1945 in Paintsville, Ky.

After graduating from Logan High School, Logan, W.Va., in 1963, Randell joined the United States Navy. During his time in the military, Randell worked in communications and served in the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he moved back to North Manchester, to start his civilian life.

On June 25, 1965, Randell married Rachel E. Penrod. Together the two started their own big family with five children. To support the family, Randell worked at Ford Meter Box for 38 years before retiring in 2008. Randell was also a pastor in the United Methodist Churches for 15 years before retiring. He remained a Lay Leader and received his greatest joy from teaching Sunday chool. He coached his son’s baseball team, and he had a huge heart and was someone people could always count on.

Randell relished in reading, book collecting, writing, history, watching the Cubs, Bears, and Butler Bulldogs and appreciating his black coffee. He also enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and other old Western shows and movies, especially anything featuring John Wayne. Randell was a member of the United Methodist Church, North Manchester, the American Legion and a bowling league for Ford Meter Box.

The loving memory of Randell Webb will be forever cherished by his wife, Rachel Webb, North Manchester; two sons, Matthew Shawn (Pattie) Webb and Britain Scott Webb, both of North Manchester; three daughters, Tawn Shalene (Timothy) McLaughlin, North Manchester; Michelle Renee (David) Dowd, Cortland, W.Va., and Taren Kay (Clay) McCullough, Columbia City; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and countless people who Randell ministered.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may call Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. The Rev. Steve Bahrt will officiate.

Burial will be at Gardens of Memory, 11201 South Marion Road 35, Marion.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Randell Webb, memorial contributions may be made to either Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.

Posted on 2020 Feb 07