OBITUARY - JOHN A. COMBS
John A. COMBS, 70, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Mount Ayr, died Friday, December 4, 2009 at his home in Houston.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, December 12 at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Rev. Skip
RUSHING officiating. There will be Masonic rites conducted by Faith Lodge #179 AF & AM. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery
in Mount Ayr. There is open viewing and visitation on Friday [December 11] from 12:00-8:00 pm. Memorials are to the avenue of flags in
Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Mr. COMBS, son of Lorene (WIMER) COMBS and Arnold COMBS, was born June 30, 1939. After high school, John lived most of
his adult life in Houston. He was a Harris County Deputy Sheriff.
Survivors include his daughter, Terry STRONG; son,
Jerry COMBS; grandchildren, John G. ELDER, Jarred D. COMBS, Dane W. STRONG and Kinsley M. STRONG; sister, and a Helen
John was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John Russel COMBS and a sister, Marilyn GILES.
Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
December 16, 2009
OBITUARY - JOHN ARNOLD COMBS
June 30, 1939 - December 4, 2009
John Arnold COMBS, a resident of Houston, Texas, passed away at his home on December 4, 2009.
John was born the son of
Arnold and Lorene COMBS on June 30, 1939 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. John graduated from Mount Ayr high school and completed the
IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship Program in Houston, Texas. John was a journeyman electrician and an electrical
superintendent for most of his career. He was later a detective with the Harris county sheriff’s department under
Jack HEARD. John was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Houston and the Scottish Rite. John enjoyed collecting coins,
reading, playing Cribbage with his father and the arrival of the computer age.
His mother, Nora Lorene COMBS, and his father, Arnold Raymond COMBS; his sister, Marylin Ann COMBS GILES, and his son,
John Russell COMBS, preceded John in death.
John is survived by his sister, Helen SHELDON and her husband Ray; his son, Jerry Linn COMBS and Shayney COMBS; his
daughter, Terry Lynn STRONG; grandchildren, John Granville ELDER, Jarred Dayton COMBS, Dane William STRONG and Kinsley
Mae STRONG; nieces and nephews, Andrea SCHINDLER and husband John, Caprice RICH and husband Walter, John GILES and wife
Cindy and Dena KOTHE and husband Jim.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 10, 2009. A second service was held Saturday, December 12, 2009, at
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. John was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2009
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