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William Raymond "Bill" Combs
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William Raymond “Bill” Combs, age 82, of Igo Ridge Road, Wellington, a longtime resident of Morehead, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at his residence.

He was born March 12, 1936, in Winchester, a son of the late William Bryan Combs and Ida Mae Garrett Combs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Combs and Elmer Y. Combs, and two sisters, Mary Ruth Combs Raney and Della Mae Combs Williams.

Bill is survived by his wife, Kay Fraley Combs of Wellington; a daughter, Terri Lynn Hoover (David); a grandson, Patrick Hoover; a granddaughter, Meegan Foster (Scottie); two great grandchildren, Brayden and Lorryn Foster, all of Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was a jet engine mechanic for the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1961 stationed in Mobile, Alabama, taking him to Iceland, Greenland, Haiti, and other places over the course of his employment. After 40 years of service, Bill retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2001 as the maintenance engineer at Cave Run Lake.

He loved spending time in his tool shop, making about anything he needed to work with. One of his endeavors was making a miniature tractor with a miniature hay bailer. He welded for almost anyone who broke a piece of machinery.

Bill was also called the “tractor man” as he loved to refinish and show his own tractors. Being a big Farmall fan, he loved attending the Big Red Power Round-up every year in different states. He also loved to travel going to nearly every state on his motorcycles which he rode for 52 years.

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Rick Back and Evangelist Jimmy Daulton officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Menifee County.

Pallbearers: Marvin Crouch, Danny Barrett, Anthony Ore, John McCall, Scottie Foster, Patrick Hoover, David Hoover, and John Jayne. Honorary pallbearers: Louisville Division of the Corps of Engineers and his church family.

Visitation is from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Botts Christian Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 10, Denniston, KY 40317 or your favorite charity.

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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351





3:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Cemetery Details


Johnson Cemetery - Wellington

Prater Ridge Road
Wellington, Kentucky 40387


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