Joseph Calhoun Webb Jr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2006

November 7, 2006

Joseph Calhoun Webb Jr., 88, of Suffolk, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, Nov. 7.

A native of Suffolk, he was the son of Mary Williams and Joseph Calhoun Webb Sr. and the husband of 60 years of Keith Pope Webb.


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He was a member of Suffolk Christian Church, however he was baptized in the fellowship of the Virginia Beach Community Chapel (VBCC).

A member of the America Legion, he was past president of the Suffolk Jaycees, on the board of Suffolk Gas Company, the transportation committee of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Regional Transportation Board which was active in locating the Lipton Tea Plant in Suffolk.

Having been active in the trucking industry for over 60 years, Calhoun was president of Webb’s Transfer and Webb’s Truck Leasing, and Chairman of Webb’s Transportation Company, a regional mobile storage container enterprise.

He was in pilot training in the U. S. Navy at the end of World War II.

Besides his wife, surviving are his two daughters, Keith Franklyn &uot;Kit&uot; Webb, of Suffolk; Genevra Webb-Conlee and husband Mark Conlee, of Suffolk; his son J. C. &uot;Skip&uot; Webb III and wife Angela Austin Webb, of Virginia Beach; his brother Jack Williams Webb and wife Faye Nimmo Webb, of Suffolk; and granddaughters Mary Webb and husband Scott Duffman, Genevra Keith and husband Will Nelson, Erica Austin Webb and grandson Joseph Andrew Webb; great-grandchildren Taylor and Cade Nelson, and Sophia Duffman.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the home. A worship service and celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Suffolk Christian Church, led by the Rev. Michael D. Halley and the Rev. Mark Sharfe (VBCC), followed by a reception at the church and later in the home.

Donations may be made to the American Institute for Diseases of the Prostate, 690 Bent Oaks Drive, Earlysville, Va. 22936, or the MiniBible College c/o International Cooperating Ministries, 606 Aberdeen Road, Newport News, Va. 23661.