Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Obituaries

May 16, 2014

H. Gayle Coombs, 91 Sept. 2, 1922 - May 15, 2014

H. Gayle Coombs, 91, of Greensburg passed away on May 15, 2014 at Morning Breeze.

He was born Sept. 2, 1922 in Carroll County, Kentucky, the son of John and Ina Coombs.

Gayle was a 1942 graduate of Bedford High School. He married Mary Hubbard March 1, 1950 in Laurel. Gayle was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II. He worked as a farmer and retired after 37 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, VFW #5584, Senior Citizens, American Legion Post 129, and a charter member of the Kiwanis of Westport.

Survivors include his wife Mary Coombs of Greensburg; daughter Brenda (Fred) Clark of Greensburg; son Roger (Mary) Coombs of Noblesville; sister Bernice Rice of Fishers; brothers Mitchell (Betty Banks) Coombs of Cumming, Georgia, and John (Faith) Coombs of Westport; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Martha Cooper and Marguerite Caldwell.

A visitation will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Gilliland Howe Funeral Home. Funeral begins at 3 p.m. Monday; Rev. David Thompson will be officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Riley Hospital for Children, or the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

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