Perry Webb

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Perry Flynt Webb, Jr.

Born February 9, 1925
Malvern, Hot Spring County
Arkansas
Died May 14, 2016
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Spouse Virginia Louise Powell Webb (married 1949-2016, his death)
Religion Baptist

Perry Flynt Webb, Jr. (February 9, 1925 – May 14, 2016), was a Southern Baptist minister for seventy-four years in Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana.

Webb was born to Perry Webb, Sr., and the former Thelma Fern Stahl in Malvern in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, at which he resided prior to moving to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and San Antonio, Texas, at which he graduated from the Texas Military Institute. In 1946, he received his undergraduate degree from Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In 1949, he received his graduate degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He began preaching in 1942 and as a seminary student was the pastor of a church in east central Illinois. From 1949 to 1952, he was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Poteet in Atascosa County in south Texas near San Antonio. He then proceeded to FBC in Natchitoches, Louisiana, from 1952 to 1964, FBC in Albany, Georgia, from 1964 to 1975, and FBC in the capital city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from 1975 until 1988.[1]

Webb served in a plethora of Baptist offices, including two years as the president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. While at FBC in Natchitoches, he helped to construct the first off-campus facilities of the Baptist Student Union for Northwestern State University. While in Albany, Georgia, he was a member of the executive board of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He served in the Southern Baptist Convention, based in Nashville, Tennessee. For fifteen years he was a trustee and for two years the board chairman of his alma mater, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also a trustee of Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana, and Tift College, a private women's liberal arts school in Forsyth, Georgia. He was a member and past president of the Baylor Alumni Association.[1]

He was a frequent speaker for Southern Baptist revival meetings, assemblies, evangelism conferences, and Bible studies. In retirement, he continued in various interim ministerial capacities. In 2015, the Reverend Webb was named pastor emeritus to the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches.[1]

Webb was an accomplished golfer and followed the sports teams of the institutions with which he was affiliated. In October 1949, in San Antonio, he wed the former Virginia Louise Powell. In addition to his wife, his other survivors are a daughter, Deborah Webb Smith; son, Perry Flynt Webb, III, and his wife, Kim; grandsons, Walker Smith, Phillip Smith and his wife, Amy, Jonathan and Tyler Webb, and sister, Rebekah Webb Richards. His memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches on May 21, 2016. Burial was private.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Perry Webb obituary. The Baton Rouge Advocate (May 18, 2016). Retrieved on February 28, 2017.