Funeral Services for Charles Edward Combs, 76, Clinton resident will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 2, 2010 in the First United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Roland Youngberg and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Charles Edward Combs was born May 22, 1934 to Herbert L. and Marjorie (Cromwell) Combs in Thomas, Oklahoma and passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Charles was raised in Thomas and graduated from Thomas High School in 1952. He continued his education at Oklahoma A&M (Oklahoma State University) in Stillwater. He married Kathryn Jo Potter on August 22, 1953 in Thomas. They made their home in Stillwater until he graduated from College. They moved for a short time to Hutchinson, Kansas and moved to Woodward where he was the John Deere Implement Dealer for the next 25 years. He moved back to Custer County and settled in Clinton in 1989. He was employed with Case International Harvesters, Rother Brothers before retiring. During his retirement years he worked for Lorenz’s John Deere (now Western Equipment) and Poly Pipe.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and in his spare time he enjoyed woodworking.
He was preceded in death in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Combs.
He is survived by his wife, Kay, of the home, four sons, Bob Combs and wife, Donna, Doug Combs and wife, Tammy, Bryan Combs and wife, Rose, all of Woodward and Barry Combs and wife, Adrienne, Ft. Collins CO; his sister, Norma Jean Height and husband, Lee, and two brothers Lyle Combs and wife, Shirley, and Gordon Combs all of Thomas.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Kristy Humphrey, Landon Combs, Brent Combs, Kelby Combs, Dylan Combs, Sorrell Redford, Ferne Ruby Redford, Justin Elliott, Brooke McGahen, Braden Combs, Trey Combs, Austin Burgess and Tyler Burgess and seven great-grandchildren, Drayden Humphrey, Mason Combs, Cameron Combs, Clarissa Elliott, Drew Elliott, Lauren Elliott, and Kinlee McGahen.
The family has suggested those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so the Oklahoma Medical Research for Cancer, 825 Northeast 13th Street OKC, OK 73104 or to the Clinton First United Methodist Church.