Danny William Combs, 75, of Salem, VA passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was born May 31, 1943 in Roanoke VA but was a true Salemite! He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Elizabeth Waldron Combs; sister, Faye Divers; and a brother-in-law, Charles Divers.
Danny served his country in the US Navy during the Cuban Crisis. He grew up in East Bottom and loved Salem and considered himself a true Salemite. He loved fishing and was a member of the “Lurkin Lunkers” fishing club. Danny was a truck driver for years and retired from Yellow Freight. He obtained his Million Mile Safety Driver award from the National Safety Council. He was a 32 year member of the Teamsters.
Danny is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Judy S. Combs of Salem; children, Lisa C. Turner and husband, Kevin and Dana C. Crouse both of Salem; brother, Donald J. Combs and wife, Judy of Montgomery County; grandson, Joshua Turner and wife, Bailey of Bradenton, FL; and nephews, Adam and Scott Combs both of Montgomery County.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem with Pastor Billy Ray Carmack officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery followed by Military Rites. Flowers are appreciated, however, donations may also be made to the D.A.V. The family would like to thank Lewis Gale Medical Center Staff for the loving care given to Danny at a time it was needed most!
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.johnmoakey.com. 540-389-5441.