Danny Ray Combs, 72, of Kettering, lost his two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Danny passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Danny was born in 1947, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Ray and Betty Combs. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Debbie; sons, Kevin, Bryan (Jill), Todd (Melodie) and Paul (Jenny) Combs; grandchildren, Matthew (Kelsie), Maddie, Colin, Lily, Brianna, Cameron, Emma, Kaylin, Bella and Seth; great grandchild, Cayden, and one on the way; sisters, Phyllis (Walt) Wilson and Shelly (Mark) Kussman; brother, Robert (Trish) Combs; In-laws, Cindie (Kenny) Eubanks and Sandi Miller; Aunts, Jean Korte and Shirley (Don)
Stoltenberg; along with beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Danny worked as a machinist at Delphi and retired after 28 years. He served 32 years as a volunteer fireman in Kettering before retiring as Captain of Station 36. He gave back to his community in various other ways. Danny founded Kettering Youth Wrestling in 1991 which still thrives today and stayed active as a softball umpire and referee for wrestling. Danny donated blood an astonishing 143 times.
Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at MORRIS SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1771 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, OH 45429. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 15th, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at David’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.morris-sons.com.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Dayton for the loving care they gave to Danny. In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420, https://www.hospiceofdayton.org/donations/ or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Danny had a strong love for his family and unique ways to show to each of us. His engaging personality kept us on our toes and will leave us laughing. He has left us with cherished memories that will always bring us comfort.
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