Rev. Perry Flynt Webb Jr.
1925 - 2016
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"Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." Matthew 25:21 A memorial service for the Reverend Perry Flynt Webb, Jr. of Natchitoches, Louisiana will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Natchitoches. A private graveside service, under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home, will be held prior to the memorial service. Reverend Webb passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was born on February 9, 1925 in Malvern, Arkansas, to Perry F. Webb, Sr. and Thelma Fern Stahl Webb. He was 91 years of age at the time of his death. His early years were spent in Malvern and Pine Bluff, Arkansas and San Antonio, Texas, graduating high school from Texas Military Institute in San Antonio. He graduated from Baylor University (Waco, Texas) in 1946 and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky) in 1949.Reverend Webb served as a Baptist minister for 74 years. He began his pastoral ministry as a Seminary student, serving a country church in East Central Illinois. He often joked that was where he learned to "persecute the Saints" with his preaching. Reverend Webb went on to pastor First Baptist Church, Poteet, Texas (1949-1952); First Baptist Church, Natchitoches, Louisiana (1952-1964); First Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia (1964-1975); and First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1975-1988). During his various pastorates he had the privilege to hold many positions of leadership. He served the Louisiana Baptist Executive Board as a Member, Secretary, Vice Chairman and President. He was President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention for two years. He loved the student activities at Northwestern State University, leading in the building of the first off-campus facilities of the Baptist Student Union, and serving as Chairman of the BSU committee of NSU and State Pastor Advisor of the Baptist Student Union. While living in Georgia he was a member of the Executive Board of the Georgia Baptist Convention and served the District Eight Convention as President and President of the Executive Board. He also held positions in the Southern Baptist Convention. He served for 15 years as a Trustee of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and as Chairman of that Board for his last two years. He served as a Trustee for Louisiana College and Tift College, and was a past member of the Board of Directors for the Baylor Alumni Association. In 2015 he was honored with the recognition as Pastor Emeritus to the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Reverend Webb was a frequent speaker for Southern Baptist Assemblies, evangelism conferences, Bible studies, and revival meetings. Even after his retirement he continued to serve many congregations as an Interim Pastor. He was happiest when he was preaching. Perry Webb married Virginia Louise Powell in October, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas. They were true partners in life and love, serving their church families as well as their own. All who knew Perry knew he loved to tell a good joke and pull pranks on family and friends. He never met a stranger and always made others feel like they had known him forever. He loved to play golf and 42 and was quite the competitor. Perry was an avid Baylor fan and one of his greatest joys in his later years was to see the Baylor football team and the women's basketball team reach prominence on the national stage. Sic 'em Bears! Reverend Webb was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia Powell Webb; 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; sister, Rebekah Webb Richards; as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be expressed through flowers or the charity of your choice.

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Published in The Advocate from May 18 to May 20, 2016.
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June 6, 2016
Mrs. Webb, Perry, Deborah and other family members:

I was saddened to read in the June issue of First Word that Bro. Webb had passed. Had I known, I certainly would have been at his memorial service at First Baptist. He was indeed a special servant of God and was extra special to me as he was my pastor when I made my Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at First Baptist and was baptized. What a wonderful man he was and he certainly lives through his children and grandchildren. Please accept my condolences. All of you know that our Heavenly Father will give you strength and comfort in your loss.

Love and prayers to you all.

Kermit W. Pharris, Jr.
May 27, 2016
Bro Webb was a wonderful man! He was our college pastor at NSC and he preformed mine and Elgie's wedding ceremony in 1957 in Saline, LA. I thank God for blessing us with his life and pray Gods comfort for his family.

With love:
Barbara Evans Rogers
Barbara Rogers
May 20, 2016
Dear Mrs. Webb and Family,
Please accept my love and deepest sympathy in the loss of Your Husband and Father. He was a wonderful pastor and friend. Please be assured that He was loved by all who knew Him, and you were loved, as well. May our Heavenly Father wrap his arms of love around each of you and fill your hearts with His sweet, sweet spirit that He alone can give. Our loving Father will guide you each step that you take as you deal with all that faces you in the next days and weeks ahead. My children join me in sending this message to you.
With our deepest love,
Julie Law, David Law, Sharon Law and Byron Law
May 20, 2016
Dear Virginia:
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and peace.
Anne Cramer
May 20, 2016
Brother Webb was my pastor at FBC Baton Rouge for several years and I enjoyed his charming witty ways.
He and Mrs. Webb were a wonderful team who cared deeply about their congregation.
May the family be surrounded with God's grace and feel the heartfelt love of many friends.
Sandy Hill
May 20, 2016
Mrs. Virginia and family. My deepest sympathies go out to you at this time of sorrow at the death of this precious soul. Bro Perry was so very special to me during the short time I was fortunate enough to know him. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Dorothy Haymon
May 20, 2016
Mrs. Virginia, What a great man of God Bro. Perry was!! If you looked up the definition of Christian you would see his name listed! He was a wonderful person and I so enjoyed every time he came by the office and the conversations we would have. What a rejoicing the angels had in welcoming him home! May the good Lord hold you close and comfort you during this time of loss....many prayers being sent your way...
Susan Sparks, Boswell Insurance
May 18, 2016
Mrs Virginia, Perry and Deborah and families,
My deepest sympathies at the loss of Rev Webb. I have such wonderful memories of not only Rev Webb but of your whole family. The many years I spent as friends with Perry III and all the time I spent at the parsonage growing up in Albany with your family are some of my fondest Albany memories. Rev Webb has always been "my" pastor. I love my memories of his jokes, his onion sandwiches and the wonderful spiritual leadership he provide for my formative years. I remember Perry III and I would sit in the back of the church timing his prayers. He could definitely hold my attention in church with his wonderful messages. Just remember, the tremendous loss you are experiencing has been transformed into a glorious celebration of a great Saint arriving in heaven. My love to you all.
David Hays
May 18, 2016
Our prayers are with the Webb family as we remember the good memories of growing up in the First Baptist Church in Natchitoches with the Webb family. Dr. Webb baptized me, Virginia was our GA teacher. Many fun times were spent in their home on Cane River. When the Miss USA PAGAENT was held in Shreveport and I was Chairman of the event I asked Dr. Webb to be Chaplain of the Pageant. The girls adored him. He was the first person I thought would be great for that position. So many of us are remembering fond memories spent with the Webb family. No one will deny that growing up in Natchitoches was the best of times and having a Pastor like Perry Webb was also the best. I am blessed for having him in my life.
linda talbert
May 18, 2016
Mrs. Virginia and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have the fondest, sweetest memories of FBC in Natchitoches under Bro. Webb. Mom and Dad loved him so.(Elbert and Merle Spinks) and Cheryl, Joey and I loved being there as children. May God wrap you in His loving arms always.
We were all so blessed to know him and you. Blessings,
Cindy Spinks Beatty, Cheryl Spinks Mose and Joey Spinks.
Cindy Spinks Beatty
May 18, 2016
Virginia, I know you have lost a part of your being. The relationship and partnership that you and Perry had was inspiring. Perry was so kind to check on me after I lost Randy . Of course , he was always kind. My prayers are with you and the family. Brenda Webb
Brenda Webb
May 17, 2016
Virginia, my prayers are with you and may our loving Lord wrap His arms around you. You and Perry were dear friends of the Ogg family and we cherish the friendship. I know Dad and Mom are rejoicing in heaven with Perry. God bless, Love and prayers
Peggy Ogg
May 17, 2016
Our prayers are with your family. I have fond childhood memories of being at your home with Deborah. God bless each of you.
Sarah Lou (Bright) and Tommy Maines
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