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James E. Webb, Sr.

June 3, 1942 - January 18, 2023

James E. Webb, Sr. James E. Webb, Sr.
    January 23, 2023 | 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
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  • January 23, 2023 | 7:00 P.M. Monday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
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James Earl Webb, Sr., 80, Died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Born June 3, 1942, in Forrest City, AR to Willie Jr. and Birdie (Nichols) Webb

Jim attended St. Charles High School and graduated with the Class of 1960.

Jim was a life-long well-respected carpenter who loved his job. He was a proud owner of Royal Builders of Illinois which he started in 1988. While President of Royal Builders he developed Royal St. James subdivision and Oak Crest Townhome Community. He has left his fingerprints and hammer marks on many buildings in St. Charles and Geneva. During his career in the construction industry, he formed many lasting friendships.

Jim’s favorite place to spend time was on his farm.  Every Saturday was a project day which included recruiting his grandchildren to help him.  His biggest fear was a “rain” day. His hobbies included, gardening, working in his workshop and prepping for the next BIG party. Although Jim was a man of few words, his parties were legendary. He enjoyed hosting the annual Halloween parties, family picnics and many great milestone birthday celebrations.

His biggest smiles were seen while spending time with his family. He was known for his unconditional love, generosity, honesty, kindness, and a sprinkle of stubbornness. He had such a quick wit. The family thinks he was born with an extra funny bone. All the stories of his pranks and jokes he pulled off with his mischievous grin will help the family through this difficult time and keep him in our hearts.

Survived by wife, Sandee Hartle-Webb; children, Jim Jr. (Sue) Webb of St. Charles, Lance (Karen) Webb of Sycamore, and Christina Webb of Sycamore; grandchildren, Scotty Miller, Amy (Ryan) Marek, Eric Miller, Nick (Courtney) Webb, Marisa Zehender, and Kayla (Chaise) Harvey; great grandchildren, Claudie-Marie and Spike Miller, Harper Marek, Myles and Brooks Webb, and Fox Zehender. Jim is survived by his sisters, Imogene Altman and Marie Hula; sister-in-Law, Maxine Webb; mother-in-law, Fay Hartle; sister-in-law, Shirley Oakes; brother-in-law, Vernon (Janet) Hartle; and brother-in-law, Mike (Gayla) Hartle. He had numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death are his parents, Willie Jr. and Birdie Webb; wife, Debra (Potter) Webb; daughter, Elyece Webb; grandson, Jake Webb; brothers, Donald, Willie, John (Pete) Webb; sister, Sue Mullen; father-in-law, Delmar Hartle; sister-in-law, Sonja (Hartle) Poppen and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital for the care they gave Jim. We appreciate Gentiva Hospice for their support, knowledge, and compassion.

Family request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Stroke Association PO Box 840692 Dallas, Texas 75284 or to Fight Colorectal Cancer 134 Park Central Square # 210 Springfield, Missouri 65806


Patricia Webb Wilson from Dexter, MO

"So very sorry to hear. Now the brothers are all together. So sad, very sad. Prayers for the family."

Terry webb from Belleview , FL

"Sorry to hear about uncle Jim, condolences to the family."

Valerie Wood from Tucson, AZ

"Sorry to hear about Jim. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 💜"

Nancy French from St. Charles, IL

"How lucky for them in heaven to have such an amazing soul.Jim & I grew up in the same neighborhood. I remember as a young teenager on Sunday afternoons going to the ball field to watch Jim & the guys play baseball.We went all through school together.After I moved back from Minneapolis, MN we reconnected. I started the Class of 1960 Website to bond us all together.Jim's company Royal Builders built our townhouse & remodeled our condo master bath. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we got to know many of Jim's wonderful family members.There were fun Halloween & birthday parties at Jim & Sandee's barn.We will all miss Jim at our monthly Class Lunches.Jim's wife Sandee has became a great friend."

Patricia Walberg & Andy Nagórski from Los Gatos, CA

"May the Lord grant James Webb eternal rest in Him and bless his beloved family, especially Karen Webb, loving Daughter-in-Law and our dear friend in Christ.With sincerest sympathy,Patricia Walberg & Andy Nagórski"

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