Wilfred "Ed" Leo Lacombe, Jr., age 81, of Las Cruces met the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at La Posada-Mesilla Valley Hospice with his loving family at his side. "Ed", as he was fondly known to family and friends, was born December 1, 1932 in Comanche, Oklahoma to Wilfred Leo Sr. and Jessie Pollock Lacombe. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps
during the Korean War
and was a recipient of the Purple Heart
. Ed retired as Western Regional Manager of a heavy hauling trucking company. Survivors include his loving wife of forty-years, Donna Wilson Lacombe of the family home; five children, Renai, Larry, Mark, Michelle and Diane; a brother, Jack, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Ed's request cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.