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Ryan Patterson Webb entered the presence of our Lord on August 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Ryan was born on February 6, 1979, in Lynchburg, VA. He graduated from EC Glass High School and the University of Virginia, where he ran for both the UVA Cross Country & Track teams all four years of his collegiate career. Ryan earned his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he then began his professional career in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. Ryan later returned with his family to Lynchburg to join the practice of Rehabilitation Associates of Central VA, serving the community of Amherst, where he became renowned not only for his skill but, moreover, for his warmth, gentleness, and caring towards everyone he encountered. Ryan is survived by his beloved wife Eleanor Tarkington Webb and their children, Richard McCann Webb, Charles Tarkington Webb, and Elizabeth Broughton Webb; his parents, Elizabeth and Jay Webb; his brothers Adam Webb (Jen) and Ethan Webb; Aunt Kay Myers, Aunt Laura McCann (Doug); nieces Virginia and Anne Page Webb; and nephews Logan and Sawyer Webb. Over the course of his and Eleanor’s 20-year marriage and a courtship which began in the halls of E.C. Glass High School, Ryan came to be treasured by his mother-in-law Susan Tarkington Pettyjohn (Tom); sister-in-law Bess Tarkington Lee (Mike); brother-in-law Ed Tarkington (Helen); extended family of Laura and Tom Stevens, Kate Hearne (Sanders), Thomas Stevens (Claire); nieces Faith and Channing Lee, Mary-Randolph and Lettie Tarkington; and nephew Knowlton Lee. Ryan’s life on this earth was defined by his tremendous stamina, his loyalty to friends and family, his faith, and his selfless, compassionate nature. He found his greatest joys in his wife and children and in serving others both in his professional life and his community, especially through the congregation at Rivermont Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon and youth Sunday School Teacher. A humble, generous man, Ryan was always alert to the needs of others and often met those needs without ever having to be asked, quietly and without expectation of thanks or reward. Ryan loved to run and could often be seen on the streets of Lynchburg, bringing to mind Hebrews 12: “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.” Ryan ran his earthly race without wavering, and finished with strength, courage, and, above all, faith.

A private family graveside service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend the memorial service officiated by Dr. David Weber, Pastor Ron Cox, and Pastor Shane Whelan at Rivermont EPC at 1 p.m. on August the 14th (livestream available www.rivermont.org). Due to the rise of Covid-19 infections, the family requests that you wear face coverings during the memorial service and there will not be a visitation following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Rivermont Presbyterian Church, Central Virginia United Soccer Club, and the Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team

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Tony Grillo and APTA Virginia

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August 23, 2021

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to your family. Ryan was a wonderful person, an outstanding clinician, and a well respected member of the community. He was a part of our family here at APTA VA and we are so grateful for all of the hard work and and time he volunteered over the years to improve his profession. We are all so blessed to have had a chance to know and work with Ryan, and he will be missed very much. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Lynchburg Alumni Association

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August 23, 2021

The Lynchburg Alumni Association expresses our sincere condolences to the family.

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Marilyn Stevens Caro

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August 21, 2021

Dear Eleanor and family, Jim and I send our love and deep sympathy . We pray for God's comfort, peace and hope to fill your hearts and lighten your load at this difficult time. We've been praying for Ryan and all of you through the long road of his illness. We continue to pray for each of you now as you grieve and you trust that "The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart." Ps 34:18. May His loving presence give you strength and His promise of eternity comfort and encourage you. Each of you is precious to our Lord.

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Jack Haldeman

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August 17, 2021

The world was a much better place thanks to Ryan. I first met him in Atlanta as he and my wife, Gina, were classmates at Emory. His smile and kind nature were evident from the moment anyone met him. I remember he wasn’t too shabby on the soccer field in addition to being an amazing runner tackling all those insane hills around Emory’s campus. We are all blessed to have known him and wish Eleanor and the rest of the family God’s love and peace as we celebrate his life and mourn the time we wait to be reunited.

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Corey Snyder

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August 15, 2021

I’m very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. He was a good friend and colleague while at Emory. My deepest condolences to Eleanor and family.

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Geeta Rakheram

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August 14, 2021

Eleanor, Richard, Charles and Elizabeth, So sadden to learn about Rayan's passing. We extend our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort from above embrace you during this very difficult time. Geeta, Godfrey, Dylan & Malanie.

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Geeta Rakheram

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August 14, 2021

Eleanor, Richard, Charles and Elizabeth, So sadden to learn about Rayan's passing. We extend our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort from above embrace you during this very difficult time. Geeta, Godfrey, Dylan & Malanie.

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Sarah and Michael Kalafian

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August 14, 2021

Our love and prayers are with you in this season of suffering, loss and grief. May you find our Good Shepherd is truly near to the broken-hearted and faithful to His children. Much love to your entire beautiful family. The Kalafians

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Sarah and Michael Kalafian

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August 14, 2021

Our love and prayers are with you in this season of suffering, loss and grief. May you find our Good Shepherd is truly near to the broken-hearted and faithful to His children. Much love to your entire beautiful family. The Kalafians

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Reggie Pugh

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August 13, 2021

Elizabeth, Jay, Eleanor and families. We were surprised and so saddened to learn of Ryan’s passing. We have such wonderful, fond memories of his effortless running and his kind, gracious demeanor. Sending the Webb and Tarkington families our sympathy and much love, Pat, Reggie, Jordan and Lori

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Laura Swann

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August 13, 2021

Ryan was my teammate on the cross country team. He was the best freshman on the team besting most of the upperclassman. He was modest about it though, never cocky and always cheering on his teammates. A great role model for many. God bless your family and keep comfort in knowing that he died feeling loved and adored by many.

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Polly Wimer

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August 12, 2021

Ryan was a Saint on Earth and now he is a Saint in Heaven. He helped so many people through their fear of pain and suffering( including me) as he calmly encouraged his patients to push for improvement for complete recovery. What a gift from God he was. With deepest sympathy to all his family, Polly Wimer Monroe, Virginia

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Ronna Johnson-Davis

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August 12, 2021

Elizabeth and the Webb Family.... It's so difficult to find the right words at a time, and loss like this. I am praying for peace and comfort for you all in the days and months ahead. Ronna

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Elizabeth Farnsworth

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August 12, 2021

I am so deeply saddened and sorry to learn of Ryan’s death. What a legacy of love and care he shared with others. Please know I send my love and care to all of you. Most sincerely, Elizabeth

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Joyce Hoffmann

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August 12, 2021

Ryan was a kind and gentle person. Deepest sympathy to all his family members. Heaven has received a very special Angel. Rest In Peace, Ryan.

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Jeanne Booth

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August 12, 2021

I remember Ryan well and fondly from his as a student at Linkhorne Middle School where I served as his guidance counselor. My heartfelt sympathy is with all of his family. I wish each of you peace and solace.

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Nicole Bomar

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August 12, 2021

I worked with Ryan several years ago and he was such as joy to work with. Always smiling and encouraging. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to the family and you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Lisa Womack

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August 11, 2021

Jay and family.... There are no words to adequately express how sorry I am to hear of Ryan's illness and passing. My heart breaks for you all. May God comfort you and bring you peace during this sad, sad time. You have my heartfelt condolences. "Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day." Lisa Womack Business Office, Univeristy of Lynchburg

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Georgia Delbridge

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August 11, 2021

All the host of heaven are shouting and singing. If you listen very carefully, you will hear their message to Ryan: WELCOME HOME, Ryan, WELCOME HOME! May knowing others care, bring you comfort during this difficult time of loss. Much love to you, Elizabeth and Jay, and your entire family…….. Georgia and Al

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John Wright

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August 11, 2021

Rest In Peace my good friend.

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Betty & Joe Shelton

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August 11, 2021

Jay & Elizabeth, we are so very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. Our prayers of comfort and peace are with you and the family at this time.

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Heide and david cannon

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August 11, 2021

I feel much sorrow for you!

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Betty & Joe Shelton

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August 11, 2021

Jay & Elizabeth, we are so very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. Our prayers of comfort and peace are with you and the family at this time.

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Kristen Cartwright

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August 11, 2021

John and I (and Chase) are so sad and sorry for your loss. We will be lifting your family up in prayers.

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Lynette Tarkington Rhodes

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August 10, 2021

With love and sympathy for your loss from the family of Uncle Bill Tarkington, ( brother of Uncle Edward Tarkington). May wonderful memories bring you comfort during the difficult days to come. “Because HE lives, I can face tomorrow...”

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Ruth Martineau

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August 10, 2021

I’m so sorry to learn of Ryan’s passing. He was a kind and gentle man. I’ve known him for years but most recently we served on the Amherst County Chamber of Commerce board together. Please accept my heart felt condolences.

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Doris Wilkerson

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August 10, 2021

I was in therapy with Ryan in 2012 for bilateral knee replacement. He was encouraging, kind and patient with me. I send sincere condolences to his wife and children. He spoke of you often in a loving way . He will be missed !

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Doris Bryant

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August 10, 2021

Prayers of comfort for Eleanor and family. It was a great blessing to know Ryan and see his dedication for making the world a better place. Always smiling and encouraging those that he met. Inspiring the younger generation by his example of leadership and compassion.

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Sarah

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August 10, 2021

Elenor and family, My prayers are with you and the kids during this tine I will miss cousin Ryan very much and there is a special place in heaven for him. Prayers for cousin Elizabeth and jay. Love you all very much

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Doris Wilkerson

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August 10, 2021

I was in therapy with Ryan in 2012 for bilateral knee replacement. He was encouraging, kind and patient with me. I send sincere condolences to his wife and children. He spoke of you often in a loving way . He will be missed !

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Patricia Lattrell

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August 10, 2021

My condolences to your family. My heart aches for you he was a wonderful man called too soon to be with the Lord. My prayers are constantly with you he will be surly missed. All my love and prayers Patty Lattrell (David Plude's Mom

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Janie Stinnett

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August 10, 2021

My heart is broken to hear of Ryan’s passing. I met Ryan in late 2019 while he oversaw my physical therapy. I felt like I had known him for a lifetime. His kindness, his humor, his generous spirit were always there! I know there is a special place for Ryan with our Heavenly Father and I pray God will wrap His loving arms around each of Ryan’s children & wife and bring them through this difficult time. May God Bless you all.

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Justin Ferrell

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August 10, 2021

Very saddened by this. I indirectly knew Ryan throughout most of my life. A few years ago I ended up in his office and was blessed to have him oversee some of my appointments. He was extremely humble and down to earth. You could just see it in his presence that he was a gentle and righteous soul. I’m very sorry for all of his family, yet as a believer know he has earned a special place beside God. God bless and be with all of his family.

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Erica Lyall

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August 10, 2021

Eleanor, I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan was an incredible person. You were there for me with my mother’s illness and passing, and I want you to know that I am here for you, whatever I can do. I am sending you all the love and hugs I can muster. Love, Erica

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Sarah Hailey

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August 10, 2021

Eleanor - my thoughts are with you and the kids during this difficult time. Ryan was a good friend and running buddy - I will always remember him for his kindness and gentle spirit. He was lucky to have you by his side and I’m send your family all the best wishes for healing and faith in the years to come from Roswel, GA. Big hugs to you!! Sarah

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Steven Roberts

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August 10, 2021

Ryan was such a kind, steady person and a good influence on so many lives. He will be truly missed. My family and I pray for comfort and peace for Eleanor and the rest of the family.

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David Harris

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August 10, 2021

It saddens me to hear the news of Ryan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and the family from the Harris's. WE are so sorry.

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Amy Clemons

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August 10, 2021

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 Eleanor and family, you have our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ryan. Mark and Amy Clemons

 

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