Rev. Joe Webb Sr. passed away at the age of 86. Rev. Joe Webb Sr. was born August 18, 1935 in Beeville, TX to Anna Rae Carruthers. He graduated from Lott Canada High School, Beeville, TX. He married Frances Toliver in 1953 and they permanently moved to San Antonio in 1955. Rev. Joe Webb was employed in several places but most notably The St. Anthony Hotel, the YMCA and HEB. He would go on to become the first African American manager of a HEB grocery store in San Antonio, TX. In 1977 Rev. Joe Webb Sr. campaigned and was elected the first single district City Councilman for District 2. Rev. Webb would successfully hold the District 2 seat until 1991. During his time as Councilman, Rev. Webb opened WebbWay groceries, the first and only African American owned full grocery store on the city’s Eastside. In 1992, the City of San Antonio renamed Durango Bridge the Joe Webb Bridge. In 1995 Ruth Jones McClendon read into the City Council minutes a proclamation honoring Joe Webb Sr. for his service to the community. 2016 saw then Councilman Alan Warrick II award Joe Webb Sr. the Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2017 the Bexar County Historical Society interviewed and entered his biography into their official database. Joe Webb Sr. was a lifetime member of the NAACP as well as Grand Master, Most Wishful St Joseph Grand Lodge. In 1999 Frances Webb his wife of 46 years passed away and Joe Webb Sr. became a widow. He later married his current wife, Barbara McAllister. The couple remained an active part of the community. In addition to community work, Webb attended seminary school and became an ordained minister. He served as associate pastor of God’s Property Christian Community Church. He is survived by his wife Barbara McAllister Webb, children: Joe Jr., Linda Ray, Vincent Dee and Monique. He is also survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. Rev. Webb was preceded in death by his wife Frances Webb and son Daniel Webb.

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  1. To Mrs. Webb, Linda, Joe Jr. , Vincent and The Webb Family: I am so sorry for your lost. Mr. Webb will always be a great man to me. He is just a great person and mentor. I remember our talks about life and many situations. He always gave me good advice and wished me the best. There is only one Mr. Webb and no one can replace him. Please keep the memories of Mr. Webb alive and be proud of your Dad. When i think of Joe Webb i think of greatness. “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Mr. Joe Webb has reported for duty for the Lord. RIP Mr. Joe Webb. From: Willard Johnson

  2. Sending my condolences to Imperial Potentate Emeritus, Noble Joe Webb family. May God’s continuous blessings be with you. Dtr. Mary Ann Stewart of Michigan.

  3. Reverend Joe L. Webb, Sr , Family and all who loved and Respected him. I am Grateful for his love of Community, I can remember when I went into his store as a single parent, with my two Sons, he was always kind and caring, offering if there was anything I needed to feed my sons, please take it.I told him thank you, we were ok, but if I ever did need I would ask,So Lord I’m asking now on behalf of myself and my Sons, please remember his kindness toward us and extend that same love, kindness, comfort, peace and Strength to his Family as they release him into your loving arms, I pray and ask in Jesus Name🙏🙏🙏

  4. To the family of Rev. Joe L. Webb, Sr. The Officers and Members of the Imperial Grand Council A.A.O.N.M.S. offer is sincere condolences. Past Imperial Potentate Webb served with honor. His contributions shall not be forgotten. Ill. Calvin W. Bates- Imperial Grand Potentate Ill. William T. Hill- Imperial Recorder

  5. To the family and friends of Past I’ll. Grand Potentate Joe L. Webb, Sr. We are great full to God for time shared and spent together. Job well done……take your well deserved rest. From: PSGP ILL. Norris Singleton & Dgt. Dorothy L. Singleton

  6. Joe Webb family, please know I enjoyed working on the Appraisal Review Board and sharing with Joe “our” morning newspaper. Joe was a proud man of many accomplishments in life. In my opinion, his most important contribution was to the God and people who he served.

  7. Condolences to the family of Rev. Joe Webb, Sr. a longtime friend of my family since the 1950s. May the Peace of the Lord be with you and sustain you now and in the days to come.

  8. To the dear family of Councilman Joe Webb, I had the privilege of serving as City Clerk of the City of San Antonio and thus subsequently administering the Oath of Office to Councilman Webb. His was respected by all the City. employees for his devotion to his constituents and in fact to the entire city. His good nature and responsive attention to his constituents will always be appreciated and cherished. We will miss his sincere and caring ways always, Sincerely, Norma and Arthur Rodriguez

  9. Councilman Joe Webb was a man of great dignity and wisdom. We, the San Antonio community and beyond, will hold his grin dear to our hearts because he taught us how patience and courtesy achive results that actually change lives. He listened, learned and took action. Here is my favorite photo of Joe Webb which I found in Ruben Munguia’s photo collection.

  10. To Barbara and family please take comfort in knowing that Rev. Webb was a good man to everyone. His work helping people from all walks of life will forever speak for him. We loved Rev. Joe Webb and will miss him and our phone calls. Elaine (Hinderman McLeod) and Ken Robinson

  11. To the family of my good friend please accept my heartfelt sympathy we love you Joe but GODloves you best sleep in peace

  12. I going to miss you dad , you were such an humble man and I such a short time ,your wisdom was needed in my life as a dad, I thank God kept you here long enough for me to meet the man you were to the eastside, and as a father and grandfather and as a husband, I will take all we talked about withe in life …..love you daddy Webb rest easy no more pain or worries about Vincent like I told you I have him no more what ups or downs we face i remember your words “pray together”

  13. Rev. Webb you will be greatly missed. You did a lot for the Eastside and our community in general. What a great spiritual son. RIH sir, job well done. Vicki Cherry and family

  14. Councilman Webb was a very valuable mentor and advisor. He loved his family and his community. We have truly lost one of our icons. Sincerest condolences to the family from the Toney family. Keith A. Toney

  15. To The Family – sending my love and prayers. I will always love and respect Mr. Webb. He was my boss back in the 80s when he was a City Councilman; and we continued our close association after he went on to do other things. I always looked up to him and will always cherish our time together. .

  16. Roland (Ronnie) Ramirez, Beeville, Texas, your hometown. We are proud of all your accomplishments. May you Rest In Peace.

  17. Rev. Joe Webb I did not have the pleasure of meeting you but, I have heard so many wonderful things about you! You will truly be missed. To my brother Webb look to the hills from whence cometh your help because all of your help comes from the Lord. My prayers are continually with you and your family at this time God bless you all.

  18. Sending my deepest condolences to the family and may God bless you as you mourn Rev. Webb’s passing. He was a true leader and we were blessed by his service to the community. Keeping you in my prayers, Mrs. Lucy M. Hall (Greenville NC; San Antonio, TX)

  19. Our condolences and prayers to the family of a great man. God bless you all as you mourn Rev. Joe L. Webb, Sr. He will never be forgotten. Keeping you all in our prayers. We love you. The Lee family.

  20. Mr. Webb was highly thought of by my family. My parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sergio Velasquez always spoke well about Mr. Webb. My brothers Jack & Paul both worked under his supervision at H.E.B. and that is were I had the pleasure of first meeting him. Our prayer is that the family may be comforted by Our Lord, Jesus Christ and peace fill there hearts. Diana (Velasquez) Leonard

  21. To Joe Webb Jr. and family, it is with great sadness that we learn of your father’s death. I have fond memories of working with him in all of his City Council campaigns; the frist one in 1977. May the Lord’s hands of compassion and love and His guiding light from above , shine down upon each of you and give you strength during this time of sorrow. May you find comfort in knowing that friends share in your loss. Edd & Hattie and Family

  22. Sending heartfelt condolences to the family of this fine man. My father, William Aufderhaar, first knew him in the post office, where he gained instant respect for Joe and they remained friends as long as they knew each other. I had met him a few times and last saw him at an event in 2007 where we reminisced about his and my father’s friendship. Joe was a kind, gentle man, and he touched many hearts throughout all his walks of life. I pray God will give the family comfort, and may Joe’s memory be a blessing to all. Sincerely, Cleo Aufderhaar

  23. Joe told me 100 stories when we worked on the Appraisal Review Board. Now we are the ones telling the stories about Joe. He will be remembered for a long, long time.

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