Dale Richard Combs, 70, of Carbondale and formerly of Carterville, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Marion VA Medical Center CLC.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Father Mark Reyling officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Carterville American Legion Post, Herrin V.F.W. and American Legion Post, and the Army National Guard Ritual Team.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Carterville High School Athletic Department.
Dale was born March 4, 1950, in Olney, to Charles Fred and Vivian Mae (Bare) Combs. He married Shirley Ann Ginder on April 5, 1975, in Olney.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shirley Combs of Carbondale; son, Josh (Mindy) Combs of Carterville; daughter, Chrissy (Travis) Maynor of Ava; grandchildren, Isabella Combs of Marissa, Chase Combs of Carterville, Noah Maynor and Gracie Maynor, both of Ava; brother, Glenn (Cindy) Combs; sisters, Kay (Don) Novak and Carolyn (Gene) Iffert; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda Combs, Judy (Tony) Beal, Ron (Jamie) Ginder, Mike Ginder, and Barbara (Mike) Hunley; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ray Combs; and nephew, Donnie Novak.
Dale honorably served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He started as a small engine/appliance repairman at Sears, working there for 10 years. Dale then began his own business, Combs Appliance Repair, retiring in 2014.
Dale was an avid sports fan who loved the St. Louis Cardinals, and he particularly enjoyed basketball, golf and football. He was part of the "chain gang" for football games at Carterville High School and SIUC.
He also liked to make clocks and tinker in his shop. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.
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