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Joseph Sean Combs

October 11, 1964 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 55)


Joseph Sean Combs

Age 55, of Camden, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born October 11, 1964 in Dayton, to his parents, Donald J. and Agnes Suzanne (Woodard) Combs.

Joe was preceded in death by his father and brother, Jody Combs.

He is survived by his mom; wife, Holly; daughter, Emily (Bill); son, Joseph (Amber); grandchildren, Anne Marie and William; and siblings, Jeanne Via and Jay, Jeff, and Jerry Combs.

Joe graduated from Preble Shawnee High School, Class of 1983, and was a very talented athlete playing basketball and baseball.  He was a charter member of the Gratis Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Country Roads Band.  For 31 years, he was a commercial flat-roofer in the family business, Urethane Unlimited.  Joe was an animal lover and enjoyed dancing and music.  He loved camping at Indian Lake and spending time with kids and grandkids.  Being baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in West Alexandria, Joe told his family he was going to see Jesus. 

Since there will be no graveside service, and with Joe’s love of animals, the family is encouraging contributions be sent to the Humane Society of Preble County, 951 S. Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320.

There will be a service held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6PM to 7PM at First Brethren Church, 100 S. East St, Gratis, OH 45330.   With the Covid-19 situation, social distancing will be encouraged and hand sanitizer will be provided.  The first 30 minutes of the service will be pictures and music with Pastor Bob Shannon speaking the last 30 minutes.  If needed, there will be a second service to begin at 7PM using the same format.  If visitors are not comfortable to attend, the family understands and feel free to send messages of condolences via social media or at

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Memorial Service
May 27, 2020

6:00 PM
First Brethren Church
100 S. East St
Gratis, OH 45330


Preble County Humane Society
951 South Barron Street, Eaton OH 45320

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