Former District 2 Councilman Rev. Joe Webb Sr. passes away, family confirms

He was the longest-serving councilman in District 2

Pictured is former District 2 City Councilman Rev. Joe Webb, Sr. (Family of Joe Webb Sr.)

SAN ANTONIO – Former District 2 City Councilman Rev. Joe Webb Sr. passed away on Saturday, according to his family and city officials.

Webb Sr. died at the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, his family confirms.

Some city officials took to social media Saturday to honor Webb Sr. and to recognize the impact he left on the Alamo City.

Bexar County Commissioner, Pct. 4, Tommy Calvert honored Webb on social media and said he was the longest-serving councilman in District 2.

“Rev. Councilman Webb was a distinguished member of the community who delivered tons of infrastructure to District 2 and assisted many families in need,” Calvert said in a statement. “We extend our prayers to the family and community that loved him so much.”

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the longest serving councilman in District 2, Rev. Joe Webb, Sr. has...

Posted by Tommy Calvert, Bexar County Commissioner, Pct. 4 on Saturday, September 18, 2021

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg also took to Facebook, saying Webb Sr. was “a champion for working families and public transportation.”

Councilman Rev. Joe Webb, Sr. was generous with his advice and friendship, and I've valued both as mayor. He was a...

Posted by Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Saturday, September 18, 2021

Webb Sr. was a native of Beeville, Texas, though in 1955, he moved to San Antonio. He began working at the YMCA in 1957 and attended San Antonio College and St. Mary’s University, his family confirms.

In the late 1960′s, Webb Sr. began working for H-E-B in its managerial program. His family says he later became a manager to several area H-E-B stores.

Then, in 1977, Webb Sr. served District 2 on the City Council. He retained his seat for 14 years, until the end of his Council career in 1991, his family says.

Further details on Rev. Webb Sr.’s passing are unavailable at this time. Funeral and visitation services have not yet been announced.

We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.

About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.