Donald

Donald E Combs (Homie) passed away on September 23, 2020 at the age of 77 after fighting a battle with a sudden cancer. Donald was born in Akron, Ohio on October 28th, 1942. He is preceded in death by his parents Avie Combs and Ruth Boulton, brother Larry Combs and good friend Larry Powell. He is survived by his loving wife Loa Ann Combs, sister Shirley Engel (Michael), daughter Dannile Combs (Curtis Jenkins), son Bill Combs, Granddaughter Brittani Stanley (Justin), grandson Tyler Smith (Silkia Lamolly), great grandson Justin Stanley Jr, good friend Charles Massrock and many friends that were like family.
Donald was in the Navy and served as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic from February 1963 till January 1968. He worked at East End Welding for 30 years, Owner of Shirley’s Tavern. He loved to hunt with friends and family in West Virginia. He always kept himself busy with working on trucks, four wheelers and tractors. He always knew how to keep a smile on everyone’s face.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life t.b.d

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  1. Dear loa ann so sorry to hear about Don. He was a really nice man and funny. My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Billy, Dannile & Loa Ann….am so so sad to hear this about Homer. I remember calling him several weeks ago and he told me of his diagnosis.

    So many good times in the past with him and you all…I remember many moons ago when he asked us if we would be godparents to Billy & Dannile….never being a parent I was for sure scared with that responsibility…needless to say, I told Homer I would pray every day that he and Loa Ann stayed healthy.

    What a great sense of humor he had throughout our years at Ellet High and how he made my Mother & Cecil laugh at his antics, and how he enjoyed his cars and wrenching on them….spent many days watching he and Larry tearing something apart and putting some bigger, faster and better than before on any vehicle he had.

    I pray for you all to have the strength you need at this time.

    Lots of prayers to you

    Karen

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