Mr. Combs was born Dec. 26, 1941, to Leland R. and Margaret L. Combs. He joined the Navy and served four years before joining the Air Force to serve another 16 years as a staff sergeant. Following retirement from the armed services, Combs went to work for his father in Kingsville and later took over the business - Continental Bus Lines and Western Union. He was a Mason and member of Al Amin Shrine Temple and a member of Faith United Church in Woodsboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife; Lynda; daughter, Melodie Lowke; son, James Combs; step-daughter, Terri Krase; sister, Margaret Ann Kennedy; and five grandchildren.
A private service is planned for the family and friends at his home Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.