Charlie Combs Original 2


Donivan Allen "Charlie" Combs, age 67, of Lamar, Missouri passed away April 7, 2022.       
Charlie was born August 15, 1954 in Lamar, MO, to Jimmie Dale Combs and Dorothy Alma (Plain) Combs. Charlie was a graduate of Lamar High School. 
Charlie learned his work ethic working with his parents at Jim and Charlie's Market. Charlie had a long career with MODOT in Lamar, spending his last few years as a maintenance supervisor in Greenfield before retiring in 2015. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Elk's Lodge, Metro and riding his Harley with the ROMEO's. He had a passion for drag racing whether as a driver or a spectator. Quieter days were spent on the banks of a good fishing pond, always sharing his catch with family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter, Annie Combs (Louis Pratt); a step-son, Justin Sprouls (Tara Meyer), all of Lamar; four grandchildren, Jessi Pratt, Scarlette Pratt, Santana Sprouls and Roxy Sprouls; and one brother, Johnnie Lee (Brenda) Combs of Raytown, Missouri.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie Dale and Sue Combs; two sisters, Colleen Calton and Terri Elswick. 
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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#11 Lynch Station VaBric Elswick 2022-04-17 20:31
Charlie you were the coolest uncle ever. I will
Always remember your Camero’s, Hot Rod Blazers and pickups and not to mention the bikes. When I have fun these days I always ask myself how would you do it. Ride on Uncle Charlie I will miss you and I pray your in heaven with my Mom have a good time with everyone. RIP Charlie!!!!

#10 Liberal MORyan Dingman 2022-04-14 16:42
So sorry for the family loss. I am taken back to my early years at MoDOT pushing snow at Lamar. Charlie taught me how to run a snow truck. He will be missed.
#9 Lamar, MOKent Harris 2022-04-13 12:58
Was sure sorry to hear Charley passed away. As a member of the Class of 1973, I can’t remember any time he was ever not greeting people with a smile. Charlie no doubt was a little “onery” but that wasn’t a bad thing! He brightened our days at school.
No doubt Charlie touched many lives in a positive way and will certainly be missed.
#8 Lamar, MoThe Roland Family 2022-04-13 02:21
Charlie, ‘Uncle Charlie’, was a staple in our community!
#7 Lamar moBruce Gardner 2022-04-13 02:01
Charlie you will be missed best of luck to your family your friend Bruce
#6 Oklahoma CityChris Hall 2022-04-12 21:21
Charlie... great memories and loads of fun! I'm sure you're in awe at all the great family and friends you're with now... give my boys a hug and we'll see you when our journey is finished!
#5 Liberal, MOGene Dearing 2022-04-12 21:13
I was blessed to have grown up next door to Charlie in our childhood and we were inseparable all thru school and after. He was my best friend and will miss that joy for life he had. My prayers for his family in the days ahead. RIP my friend.
#4 Newport News VirginiaGail Louise Plain Ca 2022-04-12 17:15
My thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone
#3 Lamar moLillie plain carter 2022-04-12 17:13
I am sure glad we got to meet . You are sure going to be missed . My family will all miss you stopping by and having a little visit and and waving at you when you go by . You will truly be missed. Hugs and loves . Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone .
#2 Lamar MissouriKim 2022-04-12 12:11
You will be missed. I pray you had a happy life. You were one of a kind and never played games. Always fair. Rest In Peace Charlie.

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