Fred Joseph Combs

Born: Tue., Dec. 27, 1932
Died: Sat., May 13, 2017


Visitation

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Grace Cathedral Akron


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Grace Cathedral Akron


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Fred Combs

Fred Combs, 84, went home to be with Lord on May 13, 2017 after a short battle with stomach cancer.
He was born Dec. 27, 1932, the son of Ashur and Lula Combs in Akron, Ohio. He remained in the Akron area his entire life with the exception to his duty in the army.

After returning home, he worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber where he retired in 1997. He started attending the tent services of Rev. Ernest Angley in 1954. He loved Rev. Angley and the ministry and quickly became part of the building program.

He taught Sunday school and worked in the print shop with his good friend Cliff Koon. He was also a bus driver and bus mechanic for the fleet of bussed bringing people to the services. He loved being an usher and kept that position for over 60 years. After retirement, he worked numerous other jobs including the VA in Cleveland. He enjoyed driving tour buses for Leon and Gloria Evans.

He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Louise, a son from a previous marriage, Fred J. Combs, Jr.; his grandchildren, Jenny Reed and Freddie Combs III and great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Bella in New Orleans, La.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Doris Kovacs and their daughter and husband, Tony and Lisa Nichols.

Calling hours will be Sat., May 20, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm with services at 1:00 at Grace Cathedral, 1055 Canton Rd. Akron, Ohio in Springfield Township. Rev. Chris Machamer will be officiating.
Burial will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

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Linda Liston & Kevin
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
We will miss Fred but we are looking forward to seeing him again soon in Heaven.
What a great day that will be to be reunited with our love ones at last.
We are praying for you Louise. (Grace Cathedral )

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