John Anthony “Tony” Webb, 59, passed away October 24, 2020 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Tony was born April 15, 1961 in Norfolk Virginia to Charles and Wilma Webb. He was a 1980 graduate of Indian River High School. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Rebecca Webb; children, Ryan Pittman, Brandon Pittman and Ryan Johnson; brother Gene Webb (Joyce); Aunt Pat Goslee (Jim), Uncle Ernie Webb (Karen) and Uncle Dennis Webb (Betty) and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Jimmie Webb. A memorial service for Tony will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23462) on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 AM.
Tony was a lifelong resident of Chesapeake and an active alumni of Indian River High School. He was an Electrician by trade and employed by Watson Electrical Construction Company for 31 years most recently as a Project Manager/Estimator.
He enjoyed spending his leisure time outdoors. You could find Tony attending to his yard or planting and maintaining his vegetable garden. He would also spend time in the garage tinkering with various projects. He would always find something that needed fixing and made sure it was operable when he finished the job.
Tony loved all sports. He was a diehard Redskin fan, coached baseball and soccer, and was also an avid bowler. Tony and his brothers were raised pitching horseshoes which is why it isn’t a surprise that he eventually became the President of the Chesapeake Horseshoe Club.
Tony’s journey with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) was by far the toughest battle of his life. However, he handled it with grace and dignity and never gave up or stopped pushing forward. He would always say “tomorrow will be a better day”. The pain and suffering were monumental but he never complained.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the University Of Virginia Medical Center and Hospital, Virginia Oncology Associates Chesapeake and Chesapeake Cancer Treatment Center. We would also like to thank the multitude of friends that have helped us during this journey.
Although it is hard to say goodbye we are at peace knowing that his suffering is over and we are comforted by his memories.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at donate.lls.org.
To watch the service live, click on this “Link” at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 31.