Mr. Combow is survived byseven children: Patricia (Larry) McReynolds of Bluefield WV, Beverly (Russell) Ansley of Port St. Lucie FL, Debbie (John) Woodroof of Lebanon, William White (Norma) Combow VII of White House, Edward Combow of Nashville, Joseph (Cheri) Combow of High Point NC, and Shawn Combow of Roanoke VA;nine grandchildren: Chris McReynolds, Stephanie (Chris) Harman, Levi (Amber) Woodroof, Emiley (Brian) Friel, Matthew (Nicole) Tate, Paulina Combow, Portia Combow, Colton Combow, and Cameron Combow; andseven great-grandchildren.
He was a long-time active member of the VFW in Lebanon, VA and Board member for the American Ex-POWs. He was also an active member in the VA Administration and an active speaker for the Veterans in Congress.
Mr. Combow retired at his childhood home of Belfast VA in 1980. He dedicated his retirement years to community service such as planning and building the new Lebanon High School and the Lebanon Public Library, both in Lebanon, VA.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 4. The body will then be transported to Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, VA. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
The service, conducted by Pastor Rick Blevins, is 1 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the Green Valley Baptist Church, Lebanon VA with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Interment in Russell Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.
Casey-Shortt VFW Post #9640 will conduct Military Graveside Rites. Pallbearers: Colton Combow, Levi Woodroof, Don McLaughflin, Bobby Damron, Eddie Conrad, Wayne K Miller, and Billy Reese.
Honorary Pallbearers: Azilee Carter, Buford Mitchell, dear friend Jo Cleek, and the staff at Hartsville Convalescent Home in Hartsville.
Local arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.