Earlie Junior Combs

December 01, 1936 ‒ August 04, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Earlie Junior Combs, age 81, of Fredericktown passed away at his home on Saturday, August 4, 2018 with his loving family at his side.

He was born on December 1, 1936 in Honaker, Virginia to the late Earlie and Bessie (Honaker) Combs.  Junior, as everyone knew him, worked for P.P.G. for over 30 years until he retired.  He enjoyed animals and taking great care of his lawn.  He loved the holidays and would decorate the house with lights for everyone’s enjoyment.  Junior was a well-known contractor and built many homes and structures in the Knox County area.  He especially enjoyed crafting fine furniture in his wood shop.  Junior and his wife Joyce attended the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

Junior is survived by his wife, of over 63 years, Joyce (Knight) Combs; his son Bill (Beth) Combs; two grandchildren, Ross (Emily) Carter, Shawn (Desirée) Martin; four great grandchildren, Kyle Jones, Christian Carter, Caleb Carter, Willow Martin; and three sisters, Elizabeth Randall, Ann Newton and Betty (Bill) Bates.

In addition to his parents, Junior was preceded in death by his daughter Sheila Grassbaugh and his sister Mary Alice Gable.

Friends may call on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 12-2PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.  The service will follow beginning at 2PM with Rev. Richard Hasley officiating.  Burial will be held in Forest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Fredericktown United Methodist Church, Building Fund.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Earlie Junior Combs.


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  • Dear Grandma
    I am so sorry I can’t be there with you and the family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you.

  • Dear Joyce and Family —- We were so sorry to read about Earlie’s passing. He certainly has made a lot of friends in the community and we have proof of his great work as a carpenter at our house. He will be remembered for his friendship, willingness to help people, and great talent. We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy and friendship. He will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Joyce and family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss, nothing makes this easy. Even though I never really had the pleasure to sit and talk with both of you, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Just know that Sheila is in heaven with open arms to make his journey easier and they will be together again.

  • So sorry for the passing of your loved one. Many blessings and prayers.

  • Joyce and Family – So sorry for the passing of Jr . I know he meet a lot to you and the family . Thinking of you . Love You