Ross Allen Combs, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was born October 16, 1931 to Ross and Bonnie (Pearman) Combs of Worth, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife LaDora Joyce (Grace) Combs, and brother Marvin D. Combs.
Ross Allen graduated from Worth County School in Grant City, MO. During his tour with the Army, he was stationed in Germany as an operator of RADAR detection. He returned to Worth County and spent the rest of his years in Denver, MO. He was a skilled service-man for F.C. Grace Furniture for many years and was highly noted and highly sought for his repair skills. He was married to LaDora for 62 years and together they raised 5 children.
He had vast electrical and mechanical knowledge. If he couldn’t fix it – it wasn’t fixable. Ross Allen was the Master Mechanic for the Triangle 3 race car that was one of many interests enjoyed by the Combs Brothers.
Ross Allen was a deacon in the Denver Baptist Church and was involved with the Gideons. He was involved in the Denver Community and a past member of Worth County School Board.
The grandchildren (who fondly knew him as RAC) will always have memories of the countless trips to the barn to get into the pop cooler, plentiful snacks and cookies, trips to the river, and giving strict commands to stay off the stairs during family gatherings.
He is survived by his 5 children: Linda (Jim) Johnson, Jim (Mary) Combs, Ronnie (Linda) Combs, Doug Combs, and Jackie (Dallas) Findley. He leaves a legacy of 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
His also survived by his brothers: Bill (Colleen) Combs, Charlie (Rosie) Combs, Dick (Sandy) Combs, Steve Combs, and sister-in-law Vickie Combs.
A Celebration of Life and visitation will be held from 1-3 PM on Saturday, June 9th at the Community Hall in Worth, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kirk Cemetery, c/o Joy Miller, 12492 State Hwy T, Grant City, Missouri 64456.
Arrangements: Andrews-Hann Funeral Home, Grant City.