Walsie Oswald Coombs

January 29, 1932February 22, 2018
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Walsie Oswald Coombs, 86, of Grand Prairie, Texas was born in Walkers Wood, Jamaica on 29 January, 1932 to Gerald and Violet. Walsie spent the first half of his life in Jamaica, enjoying his youth and adult years in the towns of Walkers Wood, and Moneague in St. Ann’s and Bog Walk and Linstead in St. Catherine. Along the way he learned a mechanical skill and eventually became a heavy equipment operator where he worked for ALCAN Bauxite Company in Moneague. During this time frame, he fathered Sharon, Marvin, Sonia, Andrew and Jacqueline. Upon working for ALCAN for a few years, he saw that opportunities were limited not only for himself but for his children, and decided to migrate. This was somewhat of a hard decision for him, besides leaving his young children, he also had to leave a person he loved dearly, his mother.

Walsie migrated to New York in 1968. The initial years were a challenge in establishing himself and he worked odd jobs. His fortune changed and he found a stable job working for United Parcel Service. He worked for UPS for over 20 years which allowed him to establish himself and provide for his family. He married Grace (Patsy) Mahoney, purchased a home and did the things for which he enjoyed, being in the lives of his children and working on his cars. His time in New York also saw the birth of Violet and a step-father to Keithia (deceased), Telethia, Jessica, and O’Neil . Upon retiring from UPS, he moved to Texas where he spent the remaining years of his life. Dad passed on 22 February 2018. He was loved for his spirited approach to life and will be dearly miss by us all.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

Walsie Oswald Coombs

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Evelyn P.

June 28, 2018

I would like to express my sincere condolences during your time of loss. It is very hard when we lose a love one in death, but the Bible gives us hope of seeing our loved one again (John 5:28-29). May the God of all comfort continue to comfort your family during this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Diana Bolden

March 14, 2018

My sincere condolence to the Coombs family in the loss of their father..
Although he has transitions from this world may his memory will always be in your heart.
May God grant you peace that passes all understanding. Please know that you are in my thought and prayers.
Diana Bolden

Henry Robinson

March 7, 2018

Uncle you were always there for me and for that I am grateful.
I will forever cherish the moments we share.
May your soul Rest In Peace in the loving arms of the creator.
Henry &family

Judy Yearwood

March 7, 2018

To Grace, Violet, Jessica, Telethia, Sonia,Sharon, and all the Coombs family.

Know that your Dad, Granddad, is now at Peace.
Remember the good times, and keep him in your hearts always.
God be with you.
My condolences

Maureen Ellis

March 4, 2018

Dear Coleen and Sharon,
My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to and the rest of the family. RIP Mr. Coombs.

Olivia Jackson

March 3, 2018

To Grace Mahoney Coombs & family:
You have my deepest sympathy! Although, I never had an opportunity to to meet Mr Coombs in person, I felt like I knew him through my dear sister Grace!
What comes to my mind is the song "Never Would've Made It"! I am wishing you all the best! Hold tight to your memories, and look forward forever!
Peace be unto you!

Sonia Rodney-Williams

March 3, 2018

To the Coombs family. May you be consoled by the positive memories of one who meant so much to you. May He who knows your sorrows, bring peace, comfort and peace. Remembering
" There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world." Claim it.

Tasha Tyler

March 3, 2018

Grandpa the boys and I are going to miss seeing you! You, your wisdom, and knowledge will never be forgotten!

Love you ALWAYS!
Your Granddaughter Tasha

Kelly Rutty

March 3, 2018

May your soul Rest in Peace Uncle. Glad to have known you.

Carolyn Tyler

March 2, 2018

Dear Coleen and Family,
Accepting a loss of a dear one is really difficult, but is just another test of faith. God only gives us trails lesser than our strength and assistance beyond our eyes can see. May your father rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Mom Tyler and the New York Family