Joe H. Combee

January 24, 1926April 28, 2013

Joe Howard Combee, age 87, passed away on April 28, 2013 at Kaiser Permanente in Ontario. He was born in Celina, Texas but has been a resident in the Alta Loma area for over 65 years. Joe served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and was one of only a few survivors of his battalion after being in the first wave of infantry at the battle of Iwo Jima. Upon his return from battle, Joe became an Electrical Contractor and went into business for himself. He owned and operated Combee Electric in Ontario, CA for over 60 years. Joe is survived by his wife; Cheri E. Combee, his sons; Craig (Cherise) Hunt and Howard Combee, his daughter; Connie Dearborn, his grandchildren; Ashley H., Brian, Heather, Josh, Ashley D., Chris, and Grace, and by his 6 great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Chapel, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505. Interment will follow, with full Military Honors, at Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518.


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2013

Joe H. Combee

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Greg Richardson

September 29, 2013

Some my not know Joe and his son Howard were a great part of gokart racings history as kids Joe helped us with parts and Howard enven won a kart race in Asia I wish I had copied that picture ...Every year I would go by the shop and try to get him to the annual VKA vintage karting event every year in Feb at Adams kart track in Riverside...Joe was part of karting history I wish I had pictures and a complete story So God speed Joe and Thank you! any thought or photos

Orlando Zambrana

June 11, 2013

Joe, I will miss you, thank you for all your help and experience as business man, I will never forget you and your good advices.

Steven Cross

May 9, 2013

Goodbye Joe, I will miss all the time we spent just talking about business and life issues. You where a great mentor, employer, and friend. I will see you again in Heaven my dear friend.

Ray Dearborn

May 7, 2013

Joe, All of us who had the pleasure of knowing you are better off for the experiences that we shared with you. My heartfelt condolences go out to your entire family. I appreciate the friendship and guidance that you provided me and the unabashed love you had for your family.

Milton Walker

May 7, 2013

Goodbye Joe, you were an awesome mentor to me in business. I always loved talking about clients and contracting with you. You did an awesome job raising Craig and as you know, he is a brother to me.

Tammy Lafond

May 7, 2013

I will miss you!
Thank you, for loving me and believeing in me.
With all of my love your niece
Tammy Lafond (montes)

Jami Montes

May 7, 2013

Goodbye Uncle Joe, you will be missed. Love, Jami, Austin and Heidi Montes. <3

Bob Larson

May 4, 2013

Dear Cheri: My name is Bob Larson, I am a former Marine (Korea) and a life member of the local Marine Corps League detachment that Joe belonged to. Frank Aguirre and I visited Joe for a few hours at his shop a couple of weeks ago. We left feeling quite rewarded having had him share some of his experiences with us. I have been a member of a Memorial Honor detail at Riverside National cemetery for the past 17 years. For the last 5 or 6 years I have been the flag folder and present the flag to the next of kin. When we present the flag we have a little verbal recitation that goes like this.
"On behalf of a grateful nation and all veterans everywhere it is my privelege to present to you the flag of our country under which you husband so honorably served." And when it is a Marine that we are honoring I add " And on behalf of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and all Marines everywhere, to you to Joe and to your family. Well done, Semper Fidelis and may god comfort and bless you all." Joe was one of my heroes !