James Elbert "Jim" Combs, 68, of Rockwood, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Chantilly, Va., after an extended battle with diabetes and kidney failure.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Grandview. He was a loving, son, brother and "Pappaw." He is preceded in death by his father, Kernie Combs.
He is survived by his mother, Theda Ostrander, New Tazewell; wife, Kathy Lynn Combs; sons, Tim, Mark, Jacob and Jonathan; daughters, Mary, Cala, Angel and Jessica; grandchildren, Eryka, Seth, Hope, Annalise, Caleb, Savannah, Aiden, Sophia, Grace, Heather, Jimmy, Isaiah and Daniel; brothers, Wayne, David, Benjamin and Shedrich; and sisters, Jewel and Loretta.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Weaver Funeral Home, Knoxville; funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.weaverfuneralservices.com