Savel Combs

November 29, 2009

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/1/2009 16:00:00

Visitation 2:
11/29/2009 14:00:00

Service:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/2/2009 11:00:00

Savel Combs, age 84, resident of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at his home. He was born on November 10, 1925 in Wayland, Kentucky to the late James and Louverna (Conley) Combs. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving honorably in the British West Indies (BWI). He graduated from Wayland High School and Mayo Joint Vocational Schools in Kentucky. He was a certified Mine Engineer/Supervisor Commonwealth of Kentucky and was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. Savel was a machinist at Ohio Steel Tube Co., in Shelby, Ohio from 1955-1980. He was a 4 term President of USWA Local 3057 from 1960-1976. He joined the Old Regular baptist Church, Steel’s Creek Church on April 4, 1954 at the baptism of Sister Belle Moore at the home of Brother Hawley Warrens. He was baptised by Brother Hawley Warrens and Brother Troy Nichols on May 2, 1954. Savel made his first attempt to preach at Little Rebecca Church in Plymouth on September 25, 1955, was then an Ordained Minister on October 15, 1960 at the Little Rebecca Church in Plymouth, by Order of Presbatry, and credentials signed by Moderator Brother H.N. Vanderpool and Clerk Brother Claude Ousley.
He is survived by his wife, Nelcie (Mills) Combs whom he married on August 31, 1986; a son Michael Leonard Combs of Troy, Ohio; step-son, Gary Mollett of Honduras and a step-daughter, Diana Mollett Nolen of Mansfield; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren ; 2 sisters, Martha Combs Slone of Cleveland, OH and Florence Mary Combs Wheeler of Lexington, OH
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah Marie (Parrigan) Combs, on April 29, 1986; son, Edmond Lee Combs on April 6, 1999; grandson, Keith Edmond Combs on Sept. 25, 1993; parents, James and Louverna (Conley) Combs; 3 brothers, Kendall, Virgil and Amel Combs and a sister, Sadie Combs Gibson.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 4-9 P.M. The funeral service will be at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, with Elder Hargus Tuttle officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.T.O.P., 1152 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44907. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Sharon Melick - Dec 1, 2009

From the time I was very young, I can remember Saval Combs as a tall, very neatly dressed preacher whose smiling face lit up a room whenever he entered. He was there when my dad was sick and dying of cancer, as he had been for our family most of my life. I know you will miss him, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. With much sympathy. Baxter and Dorothy Osborne’s baby girl, Sharon

Belinda Slone Reiutz - Dec 1, 2009

To Mike and family, There are so many memories of my childhood which revolve around your family – church, dinners we shared at your home and ours, our brothers both called Eddie, and so much more. My favorite funny memory is when your dad stayed overnight with us one time, and I was a sleepyhead who did not want to get up! He got a glass that had only a few drops of water in it and “pretended’ to pour it on me. To his great surprise [and mine!] it still had enough water in it to do the trick. He thought he had really made me mad – he just woke me up!! I loved him for the fact that he had a sense of humor. If my dad had lived, they would be the same age. How fortunate we were to have such good men – however imperfect – to be our dads! May God grant you the peace which passes all understanding, and the grace not to mourn as those who have no hope, but to rejoice that he has reached his goal. In case you don’t recognize my name, I am Omer and Marjorie’s daughter.

Jimmy & Wanda Sowards - Dec 1, 2009

Nelcie, So sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jimmy & Wanda

Larry Jack Tackett - Nov 30, 2009

Mike, I was very sorry to hear about your Father. I know the sting of losing a parent as I lost Mom and Dad in 1998 and 2000. May the Lord comfort you and your family in this time of grief.
Larry Jack Tackett

marlene osburn cremeans - Nov 30, 2009

Dear Sis. Nelcie, So very sorry to hear that Bro. Savel has gone but we should rejoice that he’s made it home! Our love and prayers and condolences to you and the family.
Sis.marlene and Bro. leroy Cremeans

Janet (Osburn) Williamson - Nov 30, 2009

Sis. Nelcie,
You have my sympathy in your loss. So sorry to
learn that Bro. Savel had left us. I feel he is
in a better place than here. Our prayers are with you and the family.
Love,
Janet & Ray Williamson

Claris (C B) Combs Hicka - Nov 30, 2009

To the family of My, second cousin Savel, I had not seen him for sometime, but always enjoyed talking with him at (funeral homes or funerals) what i knew of him he was a great fellow in the Lord.
My dad was John Combs who was one of Shade Combs’ son. All of you sure do have our Sympathy, Love and Prayers.
From his second cousins Claris & husband Bill and Claris’ Sisters, Ailene Combs Duff; Ruby Combs Weidner; parrot Combs Conley and Mildred Combs Ritchie and Brother Bufford Combs

Claris (C B) Combs Hicks - Nov 30, 2009

To the family of My, second cousin Savel, I had not seen him for sometime, but always enjoyed talking with him at (funeral homes or funerals) what i knew of him he was a great fellow in the Lord.
My dad was John Combs who was one of Shade Combs’ son. All of you sure do have our Sympathy, Love and Prayers.
From his second cousins Claris & husband Bill and Claris’ Sisters, Ailene Combs Duff; Ruby Combs Weidner; parrot Combs Conley and Mildred Combs Ritchie and Brother Bufford Combs

Bob Williams - Nov 30, 2009

Sister Nelcie
We will not be able to attend Brother Savel’s funeral on Wednesday and express our sympathy to you in person. However, be assured you are in our prayers that God will surround you with his lovingkindness during this time of breavement. We can take comfort from Brother Savel’s testimony that he is at rest in the care of Christ Jesus. May God bless you and yours. Bob and Linda Williams

Georgia(Miller) Moore - Nov 30, 2009

Sister Nelcie my prayers are with you and I pray that God will wrap His arms around you and give you comfort at this time of great loss. Earths loss is Heaven’s Gain and he is where he has longed to be What a reunion there must have been when all the brothers and sisters that have gone on before him seen him coming you can almost hear the shouting that another one has made it home.I pray that God will Bless you and your family and be with you in the days to come.
All my love and prayers,
Sister Georgia (Miller)Moore

SALLY COLLINS - Nov 30, 2009

My mother{bureda hicks} and father {archie greathouse lived in wayland ky and got to be very close to savel and his wife,When we were raised Savel was like our 2nd father.He never turned away when we needed him., From young to now we are older,when we saw him he always had that beautiful smile and shining face no matter how he felt. Savel only thought of others, took time for us no matter what. God called his angel home and only god knows how much we miss him.
Savel preached at my son’s funeral after he was killed on july-7-1999 at the age of 15, even after just loosing his own child only a few months before. He had to be there in my eyes or i would not have felt right even if he could have only sit beside me i would have still been satisfied just felling the love and peace he always gave.
To all his family and wife, I AM SO SORRY FOR SUCH A GREAT LOSS YOU HAVE SUFFERED.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Raymond Gilman - Nov 29, 2009

We send Our Deepest Sympathy. We have lost a Precious Brother from the Eternal Rose Church, but our loss , is Heaven’s Gain. May you feel the warmth of Jesus’s arms around you, at this most sad time.With Much Love,
Bro. Raymond and Sister Mint

Mr. &Mrs. Milton Dye - Nov 29, 2009

As one journey through time in this world, one meets that person that loves their fellow man. I had the privilege in meeting one of these persons, his name is Savel Combs. Now God has called him home from this cruel world to be be with him. Our beloved Brother-in-the-Lord had served and loved the one that spoke peace to his soul in the early 1950’s. Brother Savel lived the life God wants us to and he manifested it. He will be missed by those that loved and cared for him. May God be with his family now and forever.

Terry & Rita Bryant - Nov 29, 2009

Nelcie
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our love and prayers are with you. Sorry we are unable to make a visitation.
Love Terry & Rita

Teresa Cotton - Nov 29, 2009

Sister Nelcie,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved Bro. Savel very much.