Combs, Herbert Daniel

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Herbert Daniel Combs, 86, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Largo, FL, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. Herb was born on January 9, 1930 in Dublin, Virginia, a son of the late William C. Combs and Bertha Haga Combs.

He was a brick mason of the local #7 Brickmason’s Union. He was the longest standing member of Harvest Temple Church of God, now Gulf Coast Church. Herb enjoyed fishing, baseball, hunting, and was a John Wayne fan.

His family remembers him as a man of God, a loving father, and Grandfather “Papa”. He achieved his lifetime goal when he went home to be with the Lord.

Besides his parents, Herb was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Riddle Combs, and one sister, Bernice Combs. Herb is survived by one daughter, Christine Combs Santiago and son-in-law, Scott McCallum, both of Largo, Florida; grandson, Jacob Santiago, and granddaughter, Madison Santiago; two brothers, Victor Combs and his wife Violet of Pearisburg, Virginia; and Wesley Combs and his wife Evelyn “Bunny” of Homedale, Idaho; three sisters, Virginia Swale of Seattle, Washington, Lena Stafford of Dublin, Virginia, and Mary Hash of Dublin, Virginia; as well as several nieces and nephews and his best friend Kevin Davies of Plant City, Florida, his beloved bird, Romeo, and many other close friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at French’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Dublin, with Rev. Billy Akers officiating. Burial will follow at Thornsprings Cemetery, Pulaski. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the church from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, 3011 Townsgate Road Suite 450, Westlake Village, CA 91361.

A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, is in charge of local arrangements, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.