Sidney Combs

Sidney Allen Combs

Monday, January 11th, 1932 - Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Sidney Allen Combs, 87, of Salem, following a brief illness, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Lewis Gales Medical Center.

Mr. Combs was born in Lynchburg, VA, a son of the late Ellis and Kate Thomas Combs and had been a lifelong resident of Salem. He was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the Air Wing of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ellis B. Jr. and Harvey, and a sister, Brenda O’Beirne.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Lillie Gartman Combs; a brother, Richard Combs; sister, Jean Cochran, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. Pastor Ben Lockhart will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 11:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Ben Lockhart
  • Interment

    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kim "Combs" Schmidt and Family sent flowers to the family of Sidney Allen Combs.
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vickie mott

Posted at 06:34pm
Lilly i am so sorry for your loss of Sidney. I know you have a lot to think about for the days to come. If you need anything from David or Myself please please let us know and just a shoulder to cry on is fine. i myself will miss Sidney myself. I hope God will dull your pain from days forward. May God bless you Lilly

Kim "Combs" Schmidt and Family

Posted at 11:13pm
May our love and prayers surround the family during this time of remembrance. Uncle Sidney will be missed.
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Posted at 08:30am
i hope you find comfort in special memories you shared with Sidney
May that be helpful in days ahead
With deepest Sympathy,


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