Mr. Gorie Combs formerly of Bronx, New York, passed away on February 18, 2014 at the VA Hospice Unit in Lake City, Florida. Mr. Combs, 92, was born in Columbia County Lake City, FL to the late Sterling and Mabel Lowe Combs. Growing up in Lake City, he received his education in the Columbia County School System. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and received an Honorable discharge in 1946. He moved to New York and resided there several years until relocating to Lake City in 2012. Mr. Combs married the late Coretha Carruthers Combs and to this union four children were born. Coretha and two of the children, Lucille and Vernon precedes him in death. He worked diligently with the Teamsters Union, Ryder Trucking and Shopwell Food Industry, retiring from the latter. Later in life, he married Mrs. Hattie Pipten whose residence is in New York.
Left to cherish memories: children, Brenda Combs, Lake City, FL, Wayne Combs, New York; sisters, Jacquelyn "J.L. "Combs, Celestine Levy, Ethel L. Weston, all of Lake City, FL; brother, Virgil Combs, California; sister-in-law, Dorcas Combs, Lake City, FL; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; special friend, Carolyn Brome; host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Gorie Combs will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City, FL, Inc. 550 NE Martin Luther King Street, Lake City, FL, Alvin J. Baker, Pastor.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington St, Lake City, FL (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"
Published in Lake City Reporter on Feb. 21, 2014