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Ronald Webb

Ronald Walter Webb, 82, passed away on March 31, 2022 in Clinton, IL.  Ronald, also known as “Ronnie, Rocket, & R.W. to many,” was born on June 11, 1939 in Clinton, IL to John Wesley and Vera Webb of Clinton. 


Ron joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years of age and served aboard the U.S.S. Lexington.  He returned to Clinton and later started his own successful paint contracting business, R.W. Webb Painting & Papering, for over 50 years, and continued to work into his 70’s.  One of his greatest joys was hanging out with his friends at his paint shop, where the door was always open for friends to share a good story and a beverage together with R.W.


Loved by all and the best storyteller one could meet, Ron had the greatest sense of humor and enjoyed his family and his friends, a cold beer, and listening to old school country music at Whitney’s Cove.  He loved playing cards, collecting coins, and had a passion for antique cars, car shows, and building model cars at his shop. 


He was quick-witted, an avid reader, and a history buff.  Not only was he street smart, but Ron was extremely intelligent and watched “Jeopardy” every day, often beating out the champion each and every time.  Ron always modeled the importance of working hard, putting your best effort forward, and living life to its fullest. 


His one and only child, Courtney, was the apple of his eye and his absolute pride and joy.  


Ron is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Loretta, his daughter, Courtney, and his two grandchildren, Nolan and Elle, who will continue to honor his legacy every day.  He also leaves behind a friend and someone who he considered family, David Waters, who stood by him until the very end.


Visitation will be at 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday April 8, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 9, 2022 at the funeral home with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park, Clinton, IL with military honors.

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