Thomas Robert McCombs
February 6, 1942 – May 16, 2020
Thomas Robert McCombs, of Grand Blanc, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2020 with his wife and youngest daughter by his side.
Thomas was born on February 6, 1942 to Bernard and Eileen (Carlson) McCombs. He was a husband to LaVerne (Axelson) McCombs, father to Patrick (Wendy) McCombs, Sara (Richard) Hoyle, and Lisa McCombs, and beloved grandfather to Patrick and Maxwell McCombs, and Miles, Elliot, and Rory Hoyle. Thomas also leaves behind two sisters, Victoria (David) Colson, and Susan (Young) Suh, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Tom grew up in Flint, graduating from Flint College in 1964. He next obtained a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in 1967. Tom settled in Grand Blanc and practiced law for more than 50 years. Tom loved to spend time with his grandchildren and attended any sporting event and performance that he could. He also had a great love of history and loved to discuss world events and how they related to history. Tom spent many hours painting, golfing, and growing roses. He enjoyed traveling to Stratford, Ontario for the annual Shakespeare Festival.
A memorial service will be announced once restrictions for gatherings are lifted.
Thomas will be deeply missed by family and friends.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Thomas Robert McCombs
Tamara (Bonney) Mellen
June 4, 2020
Laverne and family, I'm sorry for your loss of Tom. Mom just let me know when I called her. I remember you both from long ago. Sending hugs and prayers for comfort from Arizona. Take care...
June 1, 2020
Though I did not know Thomas personally, I know his daughter and grandchildren. At one of the most challenging times of my life she was a support and a friend. He must have been a wonderful man and father to raise such a wonderful human being.
May 28, 2020
My sincerest condolences to you Pat and your mother as well all remaining family. I first met Attorney Mccombs at the age of 15yrs old I'm 50yrs old now and proud. Attorney Mccombs was my grandmother's Attorney and eventually became everyone's in the family's attorney. Thom was certainly more than an attorney to us yet but a trusted confidant and friend. Full of fire and great memories I'm sure him and my grandmother have lots to talk about in heaven. On behalf of the Collins,Connor,and Jackson family thank you for sharing such a special angel with us.
May 21, 2020
Tom was a great attorney -
and counselor -
and a better friend.
As he himself may have said
(had he only been made aware - my bad!),
He was a sine qua non to my
own “life’s good fortune” — indeed,
to my own survival - so far - on this planet.
Peace, and Strength, to the
whole McCombs Family
- Glenn S. and Family
May 21, 2020
This man was like my second father to me for over 20 years...I worked with him for years at 444 Church Street. I'm sick it was over a year since I had seen him last due to me moving out of state. I missed him so much and was planning on going up to the office to deliver some stinky cheese he loved so much. Now I'll have to miss him forever until we meet again. I hope you are golfing in Heaven Tom!
May 20, 2020
Dear Patrick and family,
Your father was not only my lawyer for nearly 25 years, Tom was a friend. Tom represented and was a legal mentor to most of my family regarding matters.
I hope he was able to see the Great Barrier Reef. He spoke of it once. I will always be grateful for having known Mr. McCombs. His influence on me was wonderful. Tom always encouraged me regarding my music.
He toughened me up in a good way.
My deepest condolences and heart felt sympathy to the Thomas McCombs family. I'm am grieving with you. My brother Darren sends his condolences also. Gods peace to you Patrick and family.