Larry Dale Combs, 74, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home in Deerfield, Kansas. He was born March 10, 1945 in Garden City, Kansas the son of M.R. & Mamie (Cone) Combs.
Larry has lived most of his life in the Deerfield area. He attended Deerfield schools and graduated from Deerfield High School in 1963. On June 6, 1964, he married Arlene Rupp in Garden City. Larry later married Beverly Brungardt on February 1, 1974 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Larry first began his working career as a farmer. He later became owner and operator of a dirt construction company before becoming a dealer for Snap-On Tools. He was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church, served as a Boy Scout leader, Deerfield Brotherhood, served on the Deerfield USD #216 Board of Education, and served on the Kearny County Commission for twelve years. Larry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, coin collecting, ice, tools, and visiting with people and telling stories.
Survivors include his wife Beverly Combs of the home; six children Billie Rieth & fiancé Mark Goldy of Garden City, Terra & husband Matt Woodrow of Littleton, Colorado, Julie & husband Curt Nemechek of Holcomb, Kansas, T.J. & wife Therese Adams of Bentonville, Arkansas, Wayne Combs of Holcomb, Kansas, and Larry Dean Combs of Deerfield, Kansas; two brothers Loran & wife Anne Combs of Deerfield, Kansas and Darrel Combs of Garden City, Kansas; sixteen grandchildren Devin & wife Julia Rieth, Cameron Rieth, Brennan Rieth, Tate Woodrow, Kade Woodrow, Courtney Nemechek, Christopher Nemechek, Trevor Adams, Tanner Adams, Theron Adams, Miles Combs, Jackson Combs, Kourtney Goss, Lucas Goss, McKenzie Becker, & Gracen Becker; and one great-grandson Connor Rieth.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Milford Combs and Leland Combs; two sisters Phyllis Combs and Clara Wynne Grauberger; and a grandson Tyson J. Adams.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City with Von Hunn officiating. Burial will follow at the Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, Kansas. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral home.