I did not know Billy Joe “Crow” Webb, but I felt like I did after reading his obituary. At least, I sure wish I had known him.
Mr. Webb ran Crow’s Alignment in South Knoxville. And he must have been a man of few words. His entire obituary reads: Crow Webb was born on May 8, 1940, and passed away on March 17, 2019. Visitation at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 22.
But it’s the comment section of the obituary where you’ll find an outpouring of love and respect that surely must comfort the family.
Someone wrote that Mr. Webb was “a good mechanic but an even better man. … Love you man, and we’ll miss you.”
Somebody else said “he could tell what was wrong with my car just by driving it down the street.”
Others spoke of skiing on the lake as kids and the great stories he would tell folks who just stopped by to hang around his shop. There were memories of fire pits and camping trips and fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Nora Gainer said Crow was “always fair and honest. Sometimes he would tell us what was wrong and suggest that we could save money and do the work ourselves.” Michael Hill wrote about Mr. Webb giving him greasy chains to play with as a kid. “He was one of my dad’s good friends and the race trips are still in my heart.”
The memories go on and on. Obviously, Mr. Webb was a special friend to many in South Knoxville and beyond. RIP.