V.L. "Lee" Combs of Belleville, Kansas, passed away on July 25, 2016 at the age of 90. He was born December 29, 1925 at rural Branson, Missouri, the son of Vester Combs and Pearl (LaRue) Combs. He served with the United States Army during World War II. He was united in marriage to Eileen R. Ames on November 27, 1955.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Pearl Combs; wife, Eileen R. Combs; two sisters, Lucille Clevenger and Vivian Tolbert; one brother, Vernon Call.
He is survived by two sons, Col. Darrell L. (Carol) Combs of Tampa, Florida, Neal B. (Cosetta) Combs of Norwalk, Ohio; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be held Ten AM, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Norway, Kansas. Inurnment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, rural Norway, Kansas. Military Graveside services by the Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Friends may sign the register book on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS, where the family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM Monday.
Memorials may be given to Golden Bell Haven, Belleville, KS. Online condolences and information at www.bachelor-surber.com. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS in charge of arrangements.
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