OBITUARY

Melvin Webb

June 14, 1934October 3, 2018
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Melvin Webb, 84, of Kingsland passed away October 3, 2018. He was born June 14, 1934 in Lampasas to Andy Webb and Lou Emma Garrett Webb. Melvin married Wilma on September 1, 1962. He was a rancher his whole life, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and feeding the cows on their ranch. Melvin is survived by his son Marion Webb and wife Misti, granddaughters Candice Webb, Hunter Webb, and grandson Colten Webb, as well as many nieces, nephews and family friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Wilma, and his son Michael Melvin Webb and brother Milton Webb. Visitation will be held Friday October 5, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Dobyville Cemetery in Lampasas. Pallbearers are Joel Garrett, Clay Burton, Art Sanchez, Brad Webb, Trent Burton and Andy Webb. Arrangements are under the care of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

  • FAMILY

  • Marion Webb, Son
  • Candice Webb, Granddaughter
  • Hunter Webb, Granddaughter
  • Colten Webb, Grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joel Garrett, Pallbearer
  • Clay Burton, Pallbearer
  • Art Sanchez, Pallbearer
  • Brad Webb, Pallbearer
  • Trent Burton, Pallbearer
  • Andy Webb, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation-Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service- Clements-Wilcox Chapel Saturday, October 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Melvin Webb

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Jared Jordan

October 13, 2018

One of the things I’ll cherish the most about Melvin was going over to Melvin‘s house sitting in the living room and just sitting there talking it seemed as if time stood still and nothing else in the world was going on. I truly miss those times.

Jared Jordan

October 13, 2018

When I first met Melvin, he had me helping him take care of the neighbor Cleo Broxtons Barbado sheep. Sometime after the sheep had been sold, he told me this story. Melvin told me one time he was over there feeding Cleo’s sheep and he told her that he noticed she had some dead sheep under her shed. He said they probably been there a few days. He said Cleo told him to go get them out of there. Melvin being the man he was, he went and did it. He said the shed was only about three or 4 feet tall due to all the sheep crap in there. He had to crawl in there on his knees and drag them out. He just laughed about it when telling me, but I know when he did it he was not laughing. Melvin said after that he quit looking for dead sheep!

David Jordan

October 7, 2018

Marion, Misty, Hunter and Colton,
I am very sorry for your loss. I am so glad to have gotten to know your family. I treasure the times of fishing and hunting with you all. I have a lifetime of stories that Melvin would share whether we were on the Llano river fishing or in New Mexico or Rock Springs hunting. I feel so very blessed to have been able to spend so much time with him. We would go to the river and fish most of the night. Blackburn the game warden at the time, would come by on his way home from work and see how we were making out. Melvin would tell him to grab a pole that was already baited out and in the water. One night after he left, I asked Melvin what we would have done if he had reeled in that line? He would just hee haw and say I would have told him he must have swallowed your bait. We had lots of good times together, and I never got tired of hearing the stories he would tell. One of the nights we were down at the river fishing after a rise and were walking back to the truck Melvin stumbled on a piece of drift wood and fell down, I asked him if he was alright and he said I don't think so my boot is pointing one way and I am going the other way, and sure enough he had broken his ankle. He never let that stop him from doing the things he loved to do because as soon as he could get around we were right back down there at the river fishing again. We had a lot of fun times together that I will always remember and treasure. He was truly one of a kind.

Sue Jordan

October 7, 2018

Marion and Misty,
I am so sorry for your loss, Melvin was a very kind and generous man. My fondest memories are of going to deer lease in Rock Springs with all of you. We would just set and drink coffee and listen to all of his stories of hunting. About when they didn't take RVs and they stayed in a sleeping bag on the ground. He said they would walk the pastures and hunt they didn't have feeders or blinds and when they got a deer they had to pack it out because there were no 4-wheelers or rangers. He truly loved his family and got more joy when one of you or the grandkids got a deer than when he did. We will all miss him but are so glad that he can live on in our hearts and our memories. May God bless you and give you peace through this very difficult time. Love you all, Sue Jordan


Tricia Singleton

October 6, 2018

Let me tell you what a kind gentle soul Uncle Melvin truly was.. Daddy died in September of 1999 he was only 63. It was a shock to us all. At his funeral Uncle Melvin came up to the casket as I was standing there, he put his hands on daddy’s hands..with a tear in his eyes he said
“I should have gone first”, “ I should have gone first” .

Clay Burton

October 5, 2018

My uncle one of the best story tellers , mostly the hunting ones. I could spend hours listening to all his hunting stories about him and the hunters he to take care of over the years working on the Lape Ranch.
One particular still makes me laugh to this day. There were 3 or 4 guy's that came down from the Dallas area for several years. Well there was one that always wanted to be put in the stand last and then when he got Melvin alone asked him to shoot a doe for him but had to be shot in the head! Of course Melvin agreered , cause like taking deer. All this went on for years. Well that particular Hunter got killed in a motorcycle wreck but the others still came hunting. They were all talking about the hunter that had passed away , they were saying that man sure could shoot! He would always shoot one in the head every year, Melvin kept listening to all this. Melvin finally said I can tell you guys now cause he passed away he gave me a tip to do that for him. On the guys said that SOB was betting us that he could do that every year!

Back in the 80's in Rocksprings we heard a shot back in the direction Melvin went walking. He finally came never said a word. Everyone asked did you shoot , he said nothing . We finally started eating and said that he saw the biggest buck he ever seen. He said " I was so shook up I just shot in the air to say I shot at him" !

So many hunting stories , I believe he could have wrote a book . Going to miss that.


John Hoenow

October 5, 2018

20 odd years ago I started hunting mule deer with Melvin. That first year I had already shot a deer and myself and Bill Blackburn took it upon ourselves to help Melvin get his deer. We found many deer but Melvin found something wrong with each one. I asked Melvin what was going on. His reply was "you boys don't understand, I like to hunt, when you pull the trigger your hunting is over, I'll shoot something the last day". The older I get the more I think like Melvin. That is a great thing. Rest in peace my friend.

knox miller

October 5, 2018

Dear Marion
So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Maxine lives in Austin and called me. She had read it in the Austin paper.
Just want you to know how much I admired your Dad and you. You both did a splendid job running
cattle on Arlene's mom's place.
I know Melvin was having some health problems like most of us older folks. Just hope his last days
were not too bad.
Glad to hear your three kids are all well.
I guess you know we sold Mama B's ranch to our neighbor.Noted Arturo is a pallbearer. I know Melvin
was very fond of him.
I left my phone number and hope to hear from you. I've not been up that way in quite a while. Knox

Doug Webb

October 5, 2018

Melvin and I had many hunts over the years. Jack rabbits in oat patches at night, calling foxes, many years at Rocksprings, where we had to carry the bucks out on our backs... could never put it down as we could not lift it a second time, getting lost in the fog, his 21 point buck, my 14 point, my first mule deer in Colorado, the fastest buck in the State of Texas. This spike stayed in a cedar thicket just behind Melvin's dad and my uncle, Andy Webb's house.. but he is a whole other story. They had jumped him up twice before and shot a bunch of shots but he was too fast. Melton, Melvin's younger brother said that he outran the bullets.

On this morning, Andy was to run the thicket on horseback and Melvin and i were to drop off the army to surround the 20 acre thicket. We put out the Army ( 8 men and women as I remember) We parked the truck and started to get in position. We were barley out of the truck when we heard a 3 shot volley.

Out of the thicket blasts the buck jumping 3' cedar stumps and deafening us as he broke the sound barrier. I was using Melvin's model 94... .30/30 ( that means .30 caliber and 30 grains equivalent of black powder).

I shouldered the rifle, figured the speed and led the buck 62.7 yards and pulled the trigger. He was slammed to the ground and never kicked.

I looked to Melvin to get my congratulations only to see smoke coming out of his Remington model 740 ..(pump action.. .30/06) (.30 caliber invented in 1906).

I didn't hear him shoot and he didn't hear me shoot.

The buck was hit square in the center of the shoulder and square on the hip bone.

I told him he did not lead the buck enough. We never agreed on this point.

I will miss my hero as will many more.

Peace and Grace to the rest of the family and all who loved him.

Doug Webb

October 5, 2018

My 1st cousin, Melvin Webb of Burnet County passed away day before yesterday. He was 84 and had lived a great life. He was a giant of a man in many ways. I have never heard anyone say ill of him.

He loved to laugh and was a great man and a great story teller.

He and his friend, Duffes Vogel, guided me on my first successful deer hunt. I was around 14. I was watching an oat patch on the old Howk Ranch. It consisted of 160 acres between two huge ranches,The Goodrich and the Company, in Burnet County. There were 30 - 40 bucks taken off of this small ranch each year as they fed and brought in lots of deer (or at least within shooting distance of it) from the surrounding acreage.

Melvin came to me and said that Duffes was watching a buck and I had better come and shoot it. By the time we had walked/sneaked the half mile to where the buck was grazing, my heart was pounding so hard that I thought the deer could hear it and I was shaking like a leaf in a tornado.

I was carrying my dad's model 99 Savage in .250 caliber. It was the first caliber to ever shoot a bullet 3000 FPS. (I still have it)

The buck was a trophy. He was 2 years old and sported a small 6 point rack. It was a very long shot. ( about fifty yards) I was instructed to sit down and use a fence post as a rest. Melvin said later that I was shaking so hard that I loosened the staples on the adjacent post for 30 feet on each side of me.

I aimed for a long time to make the perfect shot... BAM!!!... missed ...shot over him by a foot or more.....I worked the lever faster than Lucas McCain ever did ..the buck ran..big mistake as he ran right into my bullet of my second shot.

If I was using a fence post as a rest, of course the buck was across the fence. (Remember I was instructed)

They jumped across the fence and had the buck back in our pasture before the echo of the shot was finished. (looked as they had some previous experience at this)

They congratulated me, oooded and awwed over my first buck.

Biography

      Melvin Webb was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Melvin will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Melvin was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Melvin leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Melvin Webb.