Jerry Vernon Combs, born May 19, 1940 departed this life Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the age of 79 after a long battle with heart disease. He was saved at the age of 9 and was of the baptist faith. His parents, Bus and Pauline Combs, brother-in-law, Lee Hall, and nephew, Charles Hance, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Wolfe Combs; Daughters, Sharon (Lee) Tidwell, Lynette (Ken) Nix; grandchildren, Cody (Allie) Grigg, Heather (Eric) Nix, Garrett (Anna) Nix; Great-granddaughters, Cady and Lainey Grigg; devoted brother, Dale (Ann) Combs; sisters, Delores Hall and Linda (Gary) Hance; step children, Jarod Seal and Lindsey (Bryan) Gibson; Step grandchild, Anastey Seal; mother-in-law Fern Wolfe; brothers-in-law, Terry (Becky) Wolfe, Ronnie (Judy) Wolfe; dedicated caregiver Alice Atkins. We extend our deepest appreciation to Dr. Pragnesh Patel, Dr. Sunil Ramaprasad of Morristown, TN. Dr. Don Chromsky and the LVAD team at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN, and Amedisys Home Health and Hospice. At Jerry’s request, no services will be held. To honor his memory, donations can be made to Niswonger Children’s Hospital Attn: Karen Clark-Director, 400 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. Cremation arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.
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