Retired Wichita County pastor dies

BURKBURNETT—Bob Webb, pastor emeritus of Hillside Baptist Church in Electra and a resident of Burkburnett, died March 13. He was 76.

A native of Danville, Ark., Webb served 22½ years in the Air Force before surrendering to the gospel ministry. He married Tempey Arlene Willis on Oct. 23, 1953 in Portales, N.M. Webb served pastorates at Charlie Baptist Church in Charlie, Petrolia Baptist Church in Petrolia, and Hillside Baptist in Electra. Upon his retirement from Hillside, the church named him pastor emeritus.   

Webb served eight years on the Executive Board of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, made many mission trips to Belize, and filled leadership roles in Baptist Men and Royal Ambassadors in the Wichita Archer Clay Baptist Association.

Services were March 18 at First Baptist Church in Burkburnett, with Jim Richards, SBTC executive director, officiating and Gene Pepiton, director of missions at the Wichita Archer Clay Baptist Association, assisting.

Webb was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife Tempey Arlene Webb of Burkburnett; two daughters—Barbara Kernott and husband Charles of Burkburnett, and Brenda Banks and husband Bill of Canyon; four granddaughters, three great-grandsons, and one-great-granddaughter. Webb also has two surviving brothers and three surviving sisters.


TEXAN Correspondent
Jerry Pierce
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