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Just A Bit About Ross Webb
Ross Webb has always been and definitely is a go-getter. Having set the standards exceedingly high, he will continue to work for the good of Shelbyville and Shelby County until the visions have been reached. Ross Webb has a history of excellence and holds the public interest very close to heart. Please explore this site to find out more about Ross Webb, his background, his qualifications and his visions.
You can learn a lot about Ross Webb. He is industrious, a man of faith, a servant, hardworking, fearless and compassionate. Ross has always been diligent from his first service call as an aspiring plumber when he cleaned a clogged toilet at the age of 7. The rest is history, but the story continues.
Man of Faith--
Ross is a man of faith with a servant’s heart. He is a life-long member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where he began serving as an eight-year-old usher handing out bulletins in the Old Chapel of the Education Building after the church burned at their former location on Main Street. His commitment to the church continued through his teen years when he was ordained as a deacon at the age of 18. He was ordained as an Elder on July 28, 2019 and has served as chair of the Elders for the past two years. He has also been commissioned as a Stephen Minister, a ministry that trains lay people to serve as compassionate, trustworthy listeners to people experiencing times of trouble. This training has served him well as Magistrate.
Some of the most impressive features of Ross include his character, patriotism and willingness to accept challenges many people spend a lifetime avoiding. While in high school, he attended vocational school and received awards for his work. He worked at night after school doing plumbing work under the instruction, guidance and supervision of Luther Stivers. He officially started his first repair shop business by purchasing used drain equipment from Amos Gordon in 1977. Ross started his full-time service company in 1978 at age 18. His motto was “Call the Boss – Call Ross.” He added a wrecker service in 1979 and sold his first business in 1982 at 22 years of age.
He ran for and was elected the youngest member of the Shelbyville City Council at age 21, serving a four-year term. He had the opportunity to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem on several occasions during his tenure on the Council. He has distinguished himself in the family services industry as a caring and compassionate Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremation Professional, graduating from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1985 with honors. Ross owns Able Service, LLC (formerly Webb Services), which services Shelby, Eastern Jefferson, Spencer and Henry Counties, serving 10,000 customers with five employees and six trucks. He has grown his funeral service business alongside his service company with passion and attention to detail and by being on the forefront of new development in the industry.
Ross is a part of many organizations. He has been a member of Kiwanis for nearly 40 years and has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors for numerous terms. He is a Mason and has been a member of the Solomon Lodge No. 5, F.&A.M. for 21 years and has served as Master, Trustee and as Treasurer. He is currently a Past Master and Trustee.