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Mr. James M. “Jim” Combs, 72, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 8:10 am at Goshen Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born in Sturgis, MI on Dec. 27, 1946 to the late Bernard and Laverne (Hiatt) Combs and is survived by his step-mother Luanne Combs and his loving spouse of 51 wonderful years, Mary F. (Lorenz) Combs, who survives at home.
Also surviving is his daughter Amber (Jamie) Williams; sons James “Todd” Combs and Jason (Kathy) Combs; his brother Rex Combs; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Jim’s life will be celebrated at Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm, with family and friends gathering at 4:00 pm. Pastor Ron Twiggs will officiate and, in accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Jim worked at Silgan Plastics in Ligonier as a machine operator for nearly 25 years, retiring in 1993 due to his health. He enjoyed woodworking and painting among many hobbies and will be best remembered for his steadfast Christian values and his love for fishing.
Memorial donations may be given to the ICU at Goshen Hospital and online condolences can reach the family at the funeral home’s website.
Goshen Health Foundation Attn: ICU
200 High Park Avenue, Goshen, IN 46526