He was born on Dec. 20, 1934, in Blue Eye, Mo., to Kenneth E. Webb and J. Lucille (VanWinkle) Webb.
He graduated from Stark High School in 1952.
He married Frances A. McGinty on April 2, 1961, in Chanute.
Richard was an accomplished meat market manager, having worked for Self Service Bauer’s Market, Rooster’s Thriftway and Ron’s IGA in Parsons. Most importantly, he loved life.
He and Fran were avid water skiers. He enjoyed flying his powered parachute, riding his motorcycle, renovating his Model T, harmonizing to his favorite songs and growing watermelons and corn. Most of all, he enjoyed his family. His wife and kids were the focal points of his life, and he was loved by everyone who knew him. His kids thought of him as their hero, and to others he was known as the fun dad.
He is survived by a daughter, Melinda Taylor, and her husband, Brian, of Chanute; two sons, Dan Webb and his wife, Kristine, of Redwood City, Calif., and David Webb and his fiancee, Tina Parman, of Parsons; a stepdaughter, Sandi McCormack of Omaha, Neb.; a grandson, Rob Carter and his wife, Melissa, of Coffeyville; two granddaughters, Clorinda and Sophia Webb; a great-grandson, Nate Carter; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edward Lee Webb and Leon Webb; and a grandson, Scott Carter.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Burial will follow in Big Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Webb Family for diabetes research and may be left with the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.