Herbert 'Herbie Robert Coombs Jr.

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WILMINGTON - Herbert "Herbie" Robert Coombs Jr., 43, of Wilmington went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. He was born in Kinston on July 11, 1970, to Herbert Robert "Bobby" Coombs and Marie Cade Coombs. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ollie and Luther Cade; and his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Mary Catherine Coombs. Herbie graduated from South Lenoir High School in 1988 and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1992. He furthered his education and completed his studies in cosmetology from Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, in 2005. He fulfilled his dream and was the owner/operator of Evolution Salon and Spa in Wilmington. Herbie's everyday life exemplified caring and compassion by always putting others before himself. He expressed his love towards his family and friends with many hugs. He was a loving son with a lively optimistic personality. Herbie was a huge supporter of numerous charities. Mondays were always special to him. He dedicated this day to spending time with his mother. Herbie accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was a lifelong member of Rivermont Baptist Church where he would share his beautiful voice with others. In addition to his parents, Herbie is survived by a special cousin, Libbie Rogers of Moss Hill; special friends, Brandon Daniels and Vanessa Scott James, both of Wilmington. He is also survived by many special cousins. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Rivermont Baptist Church, Kinston and other times at the home of his parents. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2013, at Rivermont Baptist Church with the Reverend Ronnie Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Wilmington. Flowers are welcome or memorials can be sent to , Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in Free Press from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14, 2013
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