October 16, 1933 – August 31, 2019
Dale Combs of Franklin, Ohio age 85 passed away at home on August 31, 2019. Dale was born on Right Hand Fork in Viper, Kentucky in 1933 to his parents Judy (Caudill) Combs and Dee Combs. In his younger years, Dale worked in the coal mines and construction. He left Kentucky and came to Ohio to work at Armco Steele and retired from there after 35 years of service. Dale was a hard worker, dedicated and dependable, who never missed work. In 1956, Dale married the girl of his dreams, Eva (Branson) Combs, from Left Hand Fork on the other side of the mountain. Together they enjoyed traveling the country and visiting National Parks. Dale was proud to have visited every state within the US. Dale loved his immediate and extended family and spending time with them, including pig roasts in Hazard, beach vacations to the Outer Banks, picnic and holiday gatherings, children & grandchildren sports, events, and activities. He tended to his garden, was an avid reader, and enjoyed listening to bluegrass music. He was known for his big smile, kind heart, and a tad of stubbornness. He enjoyed a good heated argument around politics, especially with his son, Dan, and certainly wasn’t shy about sharing his opinion. Strangers were quickly drawn into conversation by his friendly nature, sense of humor, and easy laughter. He leaves behind Eva Combs his beloved wife of 63 years, a son, Sam Combs; daughter, Lesa (Chris) Irving; daughter in law, Mona (Dan) Combs; sister, Irene Swift; grandchildren, Misha (Dan) Premeaux, Josh (Stephanie) Combs, Megan (Isaiah) Blackburn, Eli (Brittany) Combs, Jake (Hope) Irving, and Luke Irving; great grandchildren, Brandon, Blaine, and Lexie Premeaux; Maddy and Tori Combs; Grayson and Dylan Blackburn; Nate, Roman, Branson, and Harper Combs. He was preceded in death by his son Dan Combs, sister Oma Farler, brothers Herbert, Dishmond, Henry and Dave Combs. Memorial Contributions can be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties.
- Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Funeral Ceremony Wednesday, September 4, 2019
September 7, 2019
I worked with Dale at AK and that was a privilege of the first order. I am from Hazard, Ky. And we knew a lot of same people so we had a lot in common. He was a great worker . You were always happy to see Dale Combs . We shared many laughs and stories. He was very proud of his family and for good reason. Most guys called him “hoss” but I called him Dale cause I don’t like nicknames. I’m so sorry for Dale’s family’s loss. I have good memories.
September 1, 2019
thinking of you . if you need anything just call