Dr. Spurgeon W. Webber Jr.
Spurgeon W. Webber, Jr.
A well-known Charlotte Dentist, Dr. Spurgeon W. Webber, Jr., 77, passed away December 6, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital of Charlotte. He was born on January 26, 1934 in Kings Mountain, NC, the son of the late Dorothy Alexander Webber and the late Spurgeon W. Webber, Sr. Dr. Webber graduated from Lincoln Academy in Kings Mountain. He also earned the rank of Eagle Scout during his youth. He continued his education at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton, Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Education. His years of loyalty to Hampton earned him the Outstanding Alumnus Award and the Hamptonian of the Year Award. Dr. Webber earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College's School of Dentistry. Meharry is also where he met the love of his life, his wife Mrs. Loretta Jean Webber, a former nurse.
After dental school, Dr. Webber served as a Captain in the United States Air Force Dental Corps, before going into private practice. While practicing dentistry for more than 50 years in the Charlotte Community, Dr. Webber provided associate opportunities for more than 30 dentists. Many of his associates went on to establish their own practices. Dr. Webber was the first African-American to serve on the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners. He was also a life member of the American Dental Association and held memberships in the National Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Charlotte Dental Society and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He served as the past president of the Old North State Dental Society, which honored him with its Distinguished Service Award. In November, The Charlotte Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Society awarded Dr. Webber its highest honor, the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Governor of North Carolina also bestowed the state's most coveted award to Dr. Webber, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest honor given to a civilian.Dr. Webber was often recognized for his outstanding community serviceand strong support for education throughout the state and the nation. The dental laboratory at Central Piedmont Community College was named in his honor due to his dedicated service as past Vice-Chairman of the CPCC Board of Trustees. He also served as past Chairman of the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees and was a board member at Laurinburg Institute. Dr. Webber, along with his wife, have established scholarship programs and endowments at Central Piedmont Community College, endowments at Hampton University and Johnson C. Smith University and unrestricted gifts to Meharry Medical College and Winston Salem State University. His numerous awards and honors include the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund's Award of Excellence, the Urban League of Central Carolinas' Outstanding Community Champion Award and The Harvey Gantt Center's Patron of the Arts & Civic Leader Award. The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have also recognized him for his years of civic involvement. He was the owner of the University Park Medical Center, where he provided dental care to patients for five decades until his death. His past business affiliations include being a founding partner of Metro-Crescent Communications, WJZY Channel 46 and Chairman of the Board of American Healthcare Supply Company. He also served on the Metro Charlotte Advisory Board of the former Wachovia Bank, board member for Delta Dental Plan of North Carolina and the Dental Foundation of North Carolina. He was a dedicated member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in King Mountain, where he served as a Trustee. He was a life member of the NAACP, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the National Association of Guardsmen, Inc.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Loretta Jean (Hill) Webber, of Charlotte: a son, Dr. Spurgeon Webber, III and wife, Sterlin Benson Webber of Charlotte; a daughter, Deidra Webber Humphrey and husband, Hubert Humphrey, of Charlotte; and two grandchildren, Hubert Tolison Humphrey, a junior at Duke University and Symphony Bouvier Webber, a freshman at Providence Day School in Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dr. Webber's memory to Johnson C. Smith University, Division of Institutional Advancement, Spurgeon & Dorothy Webber Endowed Scholarship Fund, 100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216; and to Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
His funeral service will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Johnson C. Smith University Chapel, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.
Costner Funeral Home is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Published by Charlotte Observer on Dec. 9, 2011.
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May God keep you and your family in his loving arms during this time of sorrow. Also, the Charlotte community was blessed to have such a icon to help inspire the young African American here in our community..
Roma Johnson
July 26, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with the family in their time of healing.
Jo Ann
July 23, 2012
God blessings to the Webber family. Best regards to Jean and children.
Helen Bourn-Moore
July 18, 2012
You will truly be missed by the West Charlotte community and others that knew you and those that did not know you...but heard great things about you as the "BEST DENTIST---IN THE WORLD."
Gloria Council-Diggs
July 17, 2012
July 5, 2012
Heartfelt sympathy to the Webber family in the loss of a great man in the community. The God of all comfort will keep you during this time of sorrow.
Jackie Palmer
June 28, 2012
Im so sorry to hear of your loss. may you be surrounded by love and may you be comforted by the words at james 4:8 "draw close to God and he will draw close to you"
June 28, 2012
Dr. Webber was a wise, kind and decent man. It was a privilege to know him and to experience his wit, humor and generosity. He was an excellent role model for young and old alike. He will be missed.
Arthur G. Affleck, III
June 26, 2012
Debra Shipp
June 21, 2012
Dr Webber was my grandchildren's dentist until they were transferred to his son Spurgeon Webber III whom is also my dentist. His legacy will definetely live on through his son.
May God be with the family during this time of bereavement. Our prayers are with you.
Arnetta Strickland
June 21, 2012
Dr. Webber was my dentist at one time and he was just wonderful. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Tammy Mace
June 19, 2012
My condolences to the family. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Pslms 46:1.
June 19, 2012
Our sincere condolences to the family. Dr. Webber was loved and trusted as our dental care provider for many years. Peace be with you.

Richard and Jackie McElrath
Jacqueline McElrath
June 18, 2012
Our sincere condolences to the family. Dr. Webber was loved and trusted as our dental care provider for many years. Peace be with you.

Richard and Jackie McElrath
Jacqueline McElrath
June 16, 2012
I know you will be missed.Condolences to the family.
Teressa Turner
June 12, 2012
Mrs. Loretta Webber,
We wanted to send our condolences. We are just hearing the news. Your husband was gentle to everyone in my family and welcomed the five of us when we could not find dental insurance through TriCare (military insurance) in Charlotte. My husband served in the Navy and had a great respect for your husband. May God comfort continue to comfort you and your family. Karen Weiner, Indian Trail, NC
Karen Weiner
May 10, 2012
May God comfort all of you during your loss. Truly he was great man he helped my mom when I was a teen girl. He did not worry about her not having all the money and he still gave us great service and treated us very kind. Truly he will be missed. We pray God grant all of you his love during this time.
Maria Marvels-Stubbs
March 29, 2012
My heart goes out to the Webber family. He will be truly missed. Trust in God to carry you through your grief. Ps. 116:15. He will sustain you in your time of sorrow.
March 26, 2012
My condolences goes out to the family of Dr Spurgeon Webber, may God comfort you all in this time...Sheila Miller Massey and Family
March 25, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Janina Foxx
March 18, 2012
My heart felt condolences are with the family of Dr Webber. The Charlotte area, North Carolina and the beyond will miss is presence. He will be remembered fondly.
Janina Foxx
March 18, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 8, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family on the death of Doctor Webber From reading his life story it reminds me of the words of (Ecclesiastes 7:1 “A name is better than good oil, and the day of death than the day of one's being born.” May Doctor Webber"s fond memories grant you the peace and comfort needed to get through this most difficult time
March 6, 2012
May the nearness if God comfort and strengthen you as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 18, 2012
To the Webber Family, May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. My prayers are with you. Monica Reid
Monica Reid
February 7, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Brenda Blakeney
January 27, 2012
Isa.51:12 "I am the One(God) that is comforting you people". May Jehovah comfort your family. Your family are in my prayers.
Keisha G
January 13, 2012
A great Man/Doctor Thanks for my great smile. Nellie Agah and Family
nellie agah
January 5, 2012
May God keep smiling down on you and your family you have been my dentist for a long time and now your gone but never forgotten.
patricia miller
December 17, 2011
Dear Jean,
It seems like only yesterday that you and Spurgeon were walking the paths and halls of Meharry. Please know that my thoughts and prayers circle you and your family. Spurgeon used his time and concerns wisely, but most of all he chose, with special care, you as his wife. Much love to the Weber family.

Jack Hopkins, Norfolk Va.
December 17, 2011
Sincerest Condolences,
Edward Mathis
December 15, 2011
My heart was saddened to hear of the passing of Spurgeon. Lil and I extend our condolences to you and your family.
DeNorris Crosby
Monroe, Connecticut
December 14, 2011
Dear Jean , we are thinking of you and your family. We were saddened to hear of Spurgeon's death. There is not much we can say at a time like this. Please know we will keep you in ours prayers. Lynette and Philip Robinson
December 12, 2011
Dr. Webber will truly be missed and that smile that lit up a room.May you rest in peace.May God continue to give peace and comfort to your loving family.
Cary & Vanessa Mitchell
December 12, 2011
I was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Spurgeon Webber, Jr. He was my dentist and my friend. I will remember him for his kindness, his gentleness and his professionalism. I will truly miss him.
Betty Cooper
December 12, 2011
The world has lost a real gentleman.
Gloria Munoz-Martin
December 12, 2011
I give my respects to one of the greatest and quietest role models in Cleveland County, Mecklenburg County and the state. My heart and prayers for the family and the clinic.
Todd Dorsey
December 12, 2011
Dear God Thank you for the priviledge of encountering one of your special servants. I am better than I was after being around Dr. Webber. He blessed me with his kindness, gentle words of wisdom, and warm smile. God he cared and loved all people. You God said in your Word that we would entertain angels on earth! I think we did.
Renee Hutchison
December 12, 2011
Here's a saluate to a long life:
Goodness that outlives the grave,love that outlasts the final breath.May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life!
Dr.Spurgeon Webber Jr. - you did!
Lisa and Moe Sepahrom
December 11, 2011
May God Bless And Keep You All!!!
Belinda Larry
December 11, 2011
I am sorry for your loss but you have his love and achievements to carry with you for the rest of your lives,so hold on to the memories !!
Belinda Larry
December 11, 2011
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May god be with you and your family at this time of bereavement.
Pierre & Sandra King
December 10, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Peggy Henry- Watkins
December 10, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Gladys Whitworth Bray
December 9, 2011
I honor the memory of a man who opened doors of opportunity for others he did not even know. A gentle giant...who encourages us by the way he led his life. The example he sets by the way he treats family and friend alike is commendable. His family has made our family feel at home when we relocated to North Carolina and did not know anyone. God has called one of his own to come home because he has completed his task.
December 9, 2011
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend Dr. Spurgeon Webber. We became friends over fifty years ago when he and Jean were stationed at Dover Air Force Base. Spurgeon and Jean and my wife and I often socialized together. Most recently, we spoke to Jean and Spurgeon and hoped to visit with them when we traveled to Charleston next April. Jean, we pray that God will comfort you and the Webber family during this time of bereavement.
Theron & Cleo Perry
Edmond, Oklahoma
December 9, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Judy Dewberry
December 9, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Spurgeon Roberts
December 9, 2011
I have known Dr. Spurgeon Webber for many years. He and my deceased husband, David D. Spaugh were both past presidents of the North Carolina Region National Hampton Association, Inc. Spurgeon was dedicated, kind and cheerful, I remember him bringing so many of the young alumni to the meetings. He will be missed. My condolences go to his family. Leolia G. Spaugh, Raleigh, NC
December 9, 2011
While I mourn the passing of a great man, I also celebrate his life and the wonderful memories shared during the many occassions and opportuntites we had to meet. Peace an blessing to the Webber Family.
Paul Williams III
December 9, 2011
Thank you Doctor and Mrs. Webber for being such kind and down to earth people and so humble! It was a pleasure being in the company of Doctor Webber. And to Mrs. Webber Just let God breath on you and please take your time and inhale every breath! Doctor Webber will always be with you. Im still here as I always have been for you and your family just a phone call from you and only a couple of Exits from you so, either way it won't take me long to get to either of you.

Thank you Doctor and Mrs Webber
God will continue to bless you Mrs. Webber
Please stay humble........

Sandra (Ambitious Transportation and Limo Service.)
December 9, 2011
I am so sadden to learn of the demise of Dr, Webber and my prayers are with you. May you continue to find strength in the wonderful memories you will always have and share with others. Dr. Webber was a dedicated and generous person who was loved by his family, friends, patients, and community. In sympathy, Arthur Horton
December 8, 2011
Dr. Webber and I were classmates at Hampton University. We sat together in a math class. We were all happy when he was admitted to Meharry School of Dentistry. We last saw each other at our 50 year graduation anniversity at Hampton. He was a good man.
Walter Parker, M.D.
December 8, 2011
dr webber was my best densit in the world he know make you feel no pain i am going miss his smiling faces in the office
terrance hayes
December 8, 2011
My prayers and condolences go out to the Webber Family. I will remember Dr. Webber's kind soul and hospitality. He will be missed but always remembered.

Wendy W. Douglas HU '83 - Boca Raton, FL
December 8, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May the wonderful memories you have keep you grounded, knowing that Dr. Webber is resting in peace. I have fond memories of Dr. Webber from the Charlotte Hampton Alumni Association.
Hampton 81'
Gwendolyn Roberts
December 8, 2011
My prayers are extended to the Webber Family. His demise is a great lost to the community and the Hampton Family. May his legacy be cherished forever.

Mercerdese R. Clark,
HU "53
Mercerdese Clark
December 8, 2011
One of the Best Dentist in Charlotte my prayers and thoughts go out to the Webber Fam.
December 8, 2011
My thoughts and prayers for the Webber family such a loving and kind man and an outstanding citizen. Mr. Webber will truly be missed. May God bless the family.
Linda Dawkins
December 8, 2011
December 8, 2011
The legacy of Dr. Spurgeon Webber, Jr. is one of kindness, compassion and service to mankind. Those are very big footsteps for us to follow.
Phyliss Caldwell
December 8, 2011
December 8, 2011
One of our good guy's A life full of productivity, self sufficiency and adaptablity.A large family of friends and Interests,and a willingness to extend his knowledge,skills and support to everybody without condition. His global family and immediate family will miss his life and his wisdom. JOB WELL DONE. REST IN PEACE. DOC! Aunt Jean & family may GOD be with you. Love, David Wesley
David Wesley
December 8, 2011
To the Webber family,
Please know that our sincere prayers and sympathy are sent
to you today.
Dr. Webber was my father's Dentist(the late Rev. Columbus Crawford)
Ruth C. McGriff
December 8, 2011
he will be missed ,he did alot and gave alot
kelli hayes
December 8, 2011
The Webber Family

My family and I share your grief.We had so much fun at The Family Reunion.The entire family made me feel so welcome and so at home.I shall always remember your gracious hospitality and the warm spirit of your home.

When there are no words to soften the pain for your loss,may your spirit be touched by the Love and Memories that surround you and slowly may the healing begin and when words are not enough,may the memories speak to your hearts and you find comfort in the power of God's Grace and Mercy.

Love and prayers,
Virginia Williamson
Val,Len Edwards and family
Greensboro,North Carolina
December 7, 2011
We were saddened even as we remembered our friend, cultural supporter and religious advocate. During my seven year tenure as Chairperson,his indefatigable financial and programmatic support of The Afro-American Cultural Center (the Gantt Center) kept us on the road to growth and stability. We will long remember his caring attitude and inspiring presence. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Mrs. Webber (Jean) and family, we shall keep you in our prayers and in our thoughts. May peace and mercy be with you now and in the days ahead.

Dr. Herman & Mary Thomas
December 7, 2011
To the Webber Family

We offer our words of condolence, as well as admiration for a great fallen hero to many! The Webber Family has given us many opportunities to be in the company of Dr. Webber and wife Jean. As a musician, I feel honored to have been chosen to provide music for Dr. & Mrs. Webber's 50th wedding anniversary party, hosted at the wonderful home of Dr. & Mrs Spurgeon Webber 111. Through this wonderful and gracious family I have had the opportunity to entertain at many occasions in their home, including for their dear friend Dr. Maya Angelou. As recently as November 12 of this year I had the honor to again entertain in the Webber home. This time it was for the American Heart Association. I enjoyed great conversations with senior Dr. Webber and wife Jean during and after the event. Several days after that event, I had a long conversation with Sterlin's mother, (Mrs. Benson). She spoke so admirably of senior Dr. Webber and wife Jean. Dr. Webber leaves a remarkable legacy for all to follow. He represents the epitome of humanitarianism.
David & Jeanette Pankey
David Pankey, Jr.
December 7, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire WEBBER FAMILY.
Dr. Webber was a person of truth, a spiritual being, one with unlimited strengths, incredible wisdom and abundant creativity. He will be sorely missed.
Lucille Batts
December 7, 2011
Will always b missed
Wahtika Drayton
December 7, 2011
I will keep the webber family n paryer.
Wahtika Drayton
December 7, 2011
Dr Webber Will Surely be missed, remembering his ways to keep your fears away from his needles from all my family apostle Parice paker and our Children including my mother Hittie Culp inwhich stated us going to his office on keller ave in charlotte and then to your son's office on east blvd. family be strong we know of his love for his family at home and at work but most of all "For Jesus" sleep Well DR. Webber.
Bishop L.D. Parker
December 7, 2011
To Deidre
I pray that your family is at peace. We thank God for Dr Webber and his contribution the The Black Community.
Teresa Barringer
December 7, 2011
Mrs. Gene, I love you! You are one of the most strongest women I know. My Family has yours in our prayers... I remember Boca Raton... U finishing Dr. Webber's stories!! I loved it! A Wonderful Example you set for me. God Bless you.
Leslie Livingston
December 7, 2011
Spurgeon and I shared time and duties while on the Board of Trustees of Central Piedmont Community College. We became good friends and shared fond memories of that time with one another. I
along with many Charlotteans will miss him greatly. Bill Claytor
Bill Claytor
December 7, 2011

I never forget the gracious hospitality you & Dr. Webber showed to me and Joe Raco in your home several years ago when we were working with Virginia Henderson on her pilot movie. I regret that Dr. Webber has left us so soon, knowing that his leaving creates a big loss to the community, as well as for you and all his family. Joe and I are grateful for his life and good works. You are in our prayers.

Chris Collins
December 7, 2011
There are just not enough words to say about the positive life of Dr. Spurgeon Webber, Jr.,a neighbor and role model for us all. We will truly miss him.
Johnny and Sonja Hunt Johnson
December 7, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Webber family for their sudden loss. May God bless you during this time of sorrow. Mrs. Webber hang on to God's unchanging hands! Deidre and Spurgeon keep your heads up.
Struggy Smith
December 7, 2011
Ron Rosenthal and the entire staff of Drake Laboratories would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Webber family.
Ron Rosenthal
December 7, 2011
God has called a special & a good man home to be with him....We are heart broken but i know God makes no mistakes....my Family will like to express our Condolences to the Webber Family...We will miss you & you will always be in my heart!!!! May God be with Mrs Jean Webber, Dr Webber III and Mrs Deidra...

Love, Amy Lowry
amy lowry
December 7, 2011
Words fall short of expressing our sorrow. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Jean and the entire family during this time. Mr. Webber will always be remembered at East Towne Assisted Living as an excellent Son, a great person and an awesome dentist. He will be missed by our entire community.

Carla Scott
December 7, 2011
To the Webber Family:
My deepest sympathy to you for your loss. May the memories you have of Dr. Webber as a loving husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather help to sustain you doing the difficult days ahead. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4
Lisa Harper
December 7, 2011
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I pray for a "peace that surpasses all understanding."
Justin M. Thomas
December 7, 2011
Sitting beside Spurgeon for many years at the Panthers games has been and absolute treat. We always enjoyed talking with him.....sharing our thoughts about the Panthers through all of the ups and downs, hearing about his many trips, and his interests. There will be a void in the stadium this week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his lovely family.
Bill and Cyndie Bowman
December 7, 2011
you are in my prayers.
Ida Watson
December 7, 2011
There are no words to express our condolences to Jean and the Webbers. In our lives Spurgeon has been a constant source of encouragement- a solid force in our church family and we will miss him dearly. He didn't have to say a lot he just knew how to say the right thing- simple, plain and to the point. You wouldn't have known about all of his accomplishments from him but everybody already knew anyway.

Tony and Brenda Ballard
December 7, 2011
The City Of Charlotte has lost a silent giant. Dr. Webber was a small businessman's businessman. He was so supportive and understood small business. He was our dear friend and we will truly miss him. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jean and the entire Webber family.
Dave & Fran Cook
Charlotte, North Carolina
December 6, 2011
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