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Private services are held for John Wesley Combs

John Wesley Combs, 86, of Jenkins, died December 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.

A son of the late Dennis L. and Velda E. Combs, he was a longtime member of the Whitesburg First Baptist Church and was a deacon for 44 years.

Mr. Combs was a volunteer firefighter in Jenkins, and was involved in different things throughout the years in the City of Jenkins. He was President of the Jaycees, was a member of the Kiwanis and coached Little League.

He was manager of the telephone company for several years then went to Bethlehem Steel where he was foreman before retiring.

Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Darrell Combs; a son, John Wesley Combs II and wife Melissa of Lexington; a daughter, Mitzi Combs of Lexington; a brother, David S. Combs of Whitesburg; a sister, Denita Roberts of Hazard; and a grandson, John Wesley Combs III of Lexington.

Private services will be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Letcher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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