Renowned San Antonio Businessman Red McCombs Dies at 95

Written by Sye Bennefield Jr., San Antonio Express-News
Feb. 21, 2023

Billy Joe "Red" McCombs, the renowned San Antonio businessman who built a car dealership empire, reportedly died on Sunday, Feb. 19. He was 95 years old.

Numerous reports online say the founder of Red McCombs Automotive Group died peacefully while surrounded by family and friends. In a statement released Feb. 20, McCombs' family shared a heartfelt farewell before shining a spotlight on the positive impact he made both in the San Antonio community and across the state of Texas:

"The entire McCombs Family is heartbroken to announce that our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Red McCombs, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. As he drew his last breath peacefully at home, he was surrounded by family that loved and adored him."

To read more, see the San Antonio News-Express.

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