He was a retired salesman for Kern’s Bakery and the son of the late Fred Combs and the late Elizabeth Feltner Combs. He was also preceded in death by brothers Dennis, Amos and Wilson; sisters Blanch Yates and Georgia Thomas; children Sharon Rose Combs Campbell, John David Combs, Donna Jean Combs Hatton and Eugene Combs.
He is survived by his wife, Norma L. Combs; daughters Bernadette Smith and Linda Mullins; sons Adam F. Combs of Hazard and James Darrell Combs; sister Louise Gayhart; brother Rev. Bob Combs along with 24 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Brother Funeral Home of Hazard where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 16. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 17 with Juanita Combs, Teresa Combs and Rev. Bob Combs officiating. Interment will be a Combs Family Cemetery at Lotts Creek.