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Keith O. Combs


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Keith O. Combs Obituary
Keith O. Combs
After a long illness, Keith Combs passed away peacefully on August 14, 2015 at the age of 74.

Keith was born March 14, 1941 at the Stork's Retreat in Gridley, California to Hezie and Esther Combs. He grew up in Live Oak, CA and attended the Live Oak schools. He graduated in 1959 and joined the US Navy shortly after.

He went to work as a mechanic for Butte Equipment in Gridley shortly after being discharged from the Navy. In 1969 Keith joined the work force of the Department of Transportation, State of California as a heavy equipment mechanic. He worked for the state until he retired in 2003.

Keith is survived by his wife, LaVelle and three children: Cherie and husband, Paul; Tanya; Brian and wife, Melanie. He also has four granddaughters, two grandsons, one step-grandson. He also leaves behind two sisters, two aunts, many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, and his dog, Charlie.

Keith was a member of the Live Oak First Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon. He later moved his membership to the Gridley First Baptist Church. He served on the Live Oak Planning Commission and the Sutter County Planning Commission. He was on the Live Oak City Council for 8 years and was mayor for 2 of those years. Keith was also a member of the American Legion.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, 100 Vermont St., Gridley, CA. A private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangments are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2015
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