Bobby (Peto) Ray Webb, 80, of Greenville

WEBB BOBBY_PETO__11-1-2017GREENVILLE, KY., — It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we share the passing of Bobby (Peto) Ray Webb, 80, of Greenville who passed away peacefully, in his favorite chair, on November 1, 2017 at his home as an angel whispered, “Take my hand and come with me, your work here is done”.

Peto was born in Greenville where he lived most of his life and spent the majority of his free time conversing and gathering with his friends and family at Hardee’s and shooting a little pool just down the street. He was active, during his life, in field trials, trap shooting, hunting, and while in the United States Air Force, stationed in Iceland, he played a little basketball while serving his country as a cryptologic operator.    

Peto enjoyed being a member of First Baptist Church for most of his life where God had a defined purpose for him.   He volunteered his time and knowledge and used his skills, talents and resources as a plumber, pipefitter, welder and overall general handy man to oversee the building project of the Christian Life Center and general maintenance of the church building.  

By far his greatest legacy and the things he will be remembered for most by those who knew him were, his generosity and desire to help others achieve, his compassion, his sense of humor, and the fact that while on the surface he may not have shown his loving nature but we know his actions spoke volumes.  What he held closest to his heart and cherished most in life were his family and friends.

He was predeceased by a grandson Nicholas Jordan Colburn, his parents Robert and Captola Webb, his baby brother Larry Webb and brother-in-law’s Jim Rivers, Jewell Grace, and Buddy Drury.

Peto leaves behind his dearly loved family, his wife and partner in life and in love for 59-years Bettye McPherson Webb. He was quite proud of his 5 daughters Trisha (Tim) Colburn of Paducah, Lanie (Barry) Gardner of Greenville, Mary (Robert) Brown of Greenville, Donna (Tim) Smiley of Madisonville, and Gena (Glenn) Yost of Huntington, WV. His eyes lit up when you talked about his grandchildren Bradley (Emily) Gardner, Matthew (Jessica) Colburn, Terri Todde (Wes) Logan, Marcus (Morgan) Brown, Macy Brown (fiancé James), Emiley (Dakota) Skeen, Jake Smiley, Chandler Ratcliff, and Ava Ratcliff. When the greats began arriving he thought they were just simply grand Addie Skeen, Jude Gardner, Mary-Kate Colburn, Layla Gardner, Elin Logan, Baylor Logan, and Olivia Colburn. Peto also leaves 3 loving sisters Shirley (Turner) Hancock, Harlene Grace, Patty Drury and sister-in-law, Donna Webb, many nieces, and nephews.  And last but certainly not least his lifelong best friends Gordon DePoyster, Larry Gregory, and Doug Skaggs.

A time of gathering and visiting with family and friends will be held on Friday, November 3 from 5pm until 8pm at the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church in Greenville. The funeral and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 11am at the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church in Greenville. Friends may also visit with the family on Saturday from 9am until 11am Burial will be at Carter Creek Cemetery in Greenville with military honors. Gary’s Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.  Our hero. 


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