Paul "Fox" Combs, 85 - Parkersburg

Paul "Fox" Combs, 85, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, formerly of Tariff WV, died Monday, February 21, 2011, in the Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

He was born August 3, 1925, at Tariff, a son of the late John Warren and Lydia Jeffers Jones Combs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his long-time companion, Mary Webb; brothers, Fred Jones, Cecil Jones, Dana Jones, Clarence Combs and Brooks Combs; sisters, Agnes Jones Fields, Ruth Jones Full and Hester Combs Valentine.

Paul was a retired Pennzoil employee. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Teamsters Union, Local 175, South Charleston. Also, he enjoyed hunting, gardening and traveling.

Survivors include sisters, Emogene Combs Hall of Spencer WV and Betty Combs Starcher of Cross Lanes WV; sister-in-law, Orva Mae Combs of Hartville OH; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Daniel R. "Danny" Whited officiating. Burial, with military honors accorded by the U.S. Navy, will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover.

Friends may call Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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