Kermit Eugene Combs

Born: Tue., Jan. 30, 1934
Died: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Walker United Methodist Church


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Walker United Methodist Church


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Kermit Eugene Combs

Kermit Eugene Combs of Greensboro, Georgia, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 in his home at Savannah Court of Lake Oconee at the age of 83. Mr. Combs was born in Cumberland, MD on January 30, 1934 to the late Wilbur F. and Dorothy Earnest Combs. In 1952 he graduated from Fort Hill High School. He received his Associate Degree and Bachelors Degree from Fairmont College where he was a member of the Tau Beta Iota Fraternity. He attended Virginia State during the summers from 1964-1968 where he earned his Masters Degree. He began his teaching career in 1957, teaching in the states of Maryland and Ohio. He retired in 1994 after twenty eight years as a science teacher at Mount Clemens High School. He continued to substitute teach for a few more years in Greene County, Georgia. On September 20, 1980, he married the former Rose Marie Wright and this September they would have celebrated their thirty-seventh wedding anniversary. After living in New Baltimore, MI, they moved to their home on Lake Oconee in June of 1994. Kermit was an active and faithful member of Walker United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher, taught in Vacation Bible School and served on numerous committees. He was also a member of the Old Salem Volunteer Fire Department.  Kermit enjoyed playing the harmonica, fishing and singing. He particularly loved singing in the church choir and was a co-founder of The Delmen of Del Webb. He enjoyed participating and coaching football, basketball, track and swimming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur F. and Dorothy Mae Earnest Combs; his first wife, Margie Luella Combs; a son, Kermit Allan Combs; and sisters, Patricia Rounsevelle and   Janet Isner. In addition to his wife, Rose Marie Combs, of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a daughter, Sherry Hanley of Chesterfield, MI; step-daughter, Laura (Pingel) Reed and husband Mark of Boyne Falls, MI; step-son, Michael J. Pingel I of Chesterfield, MI; five grandchildren, Amber Charrette and her husband Aaron, Brianna Hanley, Michael Pingel II, Nathan Pingel and Maxwell Reed; three great grandchildren, Baylee, Nora and Sophie Charrette; a number of other relatives, many friends; and his beloved dog, Onyx.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. John Pike officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Chupp, Fran D’Antonio, John Eadie, Bob Grashuis, Ron Silvey and Gary Walker. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at Walker United Methodist Church. The family requests any memorials be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

 

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Tom & Annette Leach
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
Ours prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
To the Combs Family,

Mr Combs was a wonderful person. My sons had him as a substitute and they loved him in class. He was always such a pleasant person. He will be greatly missed. God must had really needed a talented person, because he got one special angel in Mr. Combs. RIP. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jan & David Hallman
Josh and Robert Holliday

Pat Wright
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Kermit was a great person, It was an honor to say he was my brother-in-law!
He was always a lot of fun to be around! Although we parted ways over the years, I will always remember him! He was very kind and cared about others.
My prayers are with all the family, Rose, I am so sorry for your loss, I still love you!

Pat Wright

Lewis and Joan Phelts
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
We had the pleasure of living next to Kermit and Rose for the past 9 years at Del Webb. Kermit was a wonderful and caring friend. I enjoyed talking with him lots of days as he and Onyx went for a walk. We always enjoyed talking football. Out thoughts and prayers go out to Rose and family at this time.

Catherine Plichta
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Rose, Mike, Laura and extended family - My heart goes out to you in this time. Kermit was such a kind and welcoming person. Heaven has gained a good one!

Maria Myers MCHS '93
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Combs. He was a great science teacher and had the best personality. I will never forget going to Maryland for the first time the summer before I had his class. When I mentioned it in class, he asked where and I said Cumberland. We talked about Coney, MD and other locations. It was a great connection that made me like him that much more! He was so personable and loved by his students. Sending prayers to his family.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Jane Cobb

Michael Novak
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
I was saddened to hear of Kermit's passing. I have such fond memories of him at Zion United Church of Christ's senior choir. He was such a nice man and I feel for the family. Just know that this is the transition to his new life with our Lord. I'm sure he is already in a choir in heaven.

Kelly Barker Newman
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
I had Mr. Combs for science teacher back in 1984 he was a great teacher loved him he had a passion for science and that's one of the many things I loved about him besides watching him throw students in the garbage cans God bless the family my prayers are with you

kathy decru
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
MCHS "84

Prayers to the Combs family.

Dorothy Scott
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Prayers and thoughts to the family at this time.

Maureen Turner
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
I was so very sorry to learn of the passing of Kermit. Having known him and both of his wives there are many favorable memories of him. He and I shared many years singing in the choir at Zion UCC in Mt. Clemens. There were fond memories of attending many dances with other couples while his son was attending Notre Dame high school. He must be enjoying singing in the "big choir" in heaven now. He is at peace and perhaps even doing a little more coaching and fishing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.

Michele "Visnaw" Purcell
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
To the Combs Family,

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Combs passing. I remember him fondly as the coach of Kermit's Crabs Swim Team. That would have been around the early 1970's. He was always kind and supportive. His encouragement & enthusiasm bubbled over to the team. My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

Pauline Rentz
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Kermit will certainly be missed here in DelWebb. My prayers for comfort and peace for Rose and the family.

John Wise
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017
Dear Rose, Sherry and family, My sincerest sympathy in your loss. Mr. Combs was such a special man and touched so many lives. Please know you're all in my thoughts and prayers.

John Wise

Bob Hawkins MCHS '71
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the family on the passing of Coach Combs. Very fair coach, very great man.

Pauline Rentz
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
Kermit will certainly be missed in DelWebb. My prayers are with Rose and the family for comfort and peace.

Kathy Kobylarz
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
Rose,

God's blessings to you and your family, at this sad time. Memories of you at the Macomb County FOC seem like yesterday and not 30 years ago. When Kerm came into your life, it gave your fellow employees more good memories. All of those flowers!