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Woodrow J/ McCombs dies at 81

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Woodrow J. McCombs, of Zolfo Springs, Fla., formerly of Alabama and Chesterton, died April 23, 2007 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte after a brief illness.

He was 81.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Berthel Pass, whom he married on Sept. 18, 1948.

He is also survived by five children, Patricia (Dan) Reed of Minnesota, Jim McCombs of Chesterton, Paul (Barb) McCombs of Ariz., Linda (John) Didelot of Chesterton, William (Gayle) McCombs of Westville; 13 grandchildren, Alicia, Michael and Gabriel Masiulis, Darrin McCombs, Laura Mosley, Karen Iuli, Arin Kruper, Andrew and Phil Didelot, Hayley Valent, Steve Shaw, Lindsey Lewis and Sara Nadratowski and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roxie Maude Pool McCombs and Thomas McCombs; brothers, Mansel and Jesse and sisters, Mary and Lilly.

Woodrow was a lifetime member and a past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10285 in Wauchula, Fla., having served in the Army. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel, was a member of the Lions Club and was an avid golfer and member of the Bluffs Golf Course and scored a hole in one at the Forest Park Country Club in Valparaiso. He attended the First Baptist Church in Zolfo Springs.

Services were held Friday, April 27 at the Brant Funeral Chapel in Wauchula with interment in Wauchula Cemetery. Rev. Jack White officiated.

Brant Funeral Chapel, Wauchula, Fla. 863-773-9451 was in charge of the services.


Posted 5/8/2007