July 7, 2014

William R. Combs

William R. Combs, 81, of Marietta and formerly of Tunnel Hill, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Kennestone Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Emily Combs; two sisters, Elizabeth Combs and Eugenia DeMore; and one brother, Joel Combs.

Mr. Combs was a veteran of the Korean conflict and served proudly in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at Lockheed-Martin Corp. for 38 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Doris Dailey Combs of Marietta and formerly of Dalton; three daughters and their spouses, Kimberley and Jack Magley of Alpharetta, Fran and Matt Thomas of Woodstock, and Laura and Chris Shuler of Duluth; grandchildren, Wayne Griffin, Kate Walker, Greg Monte, Eric Hurd and Olivia Shuler; two great-grandchildren, Leo Monte and Liam Griffin; and nieces and nephews.

The funeral service to celebrate the life of William Combs will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Darey Kittle officiating.

Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton; (706) 259-7455.

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