Jerry Ray Combs
Jerry Ray Combs, age 61, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital. Mr. Combs, the current Madison County Sheriff, was born in Berea on June 10, 1951 to Elvin and Betty Usher Combs of Berea who survive him. He worked for many years for the Berea Police Department and was a member of the Church of Christ. He loved to fish, work in his garden and play with his dog Josie.
Mr. Combs is survived by: his wife: Tracy Lynn Brown Combs of Berea; his sons: Eric Combs and Brian Combs (Jennifer) of Berea; his daughter: Tracy Jane Combs of Louisville; his brothers, Larry Combs of Berea, John E. Combs of Richmond; his sisters: Jane Brandenburg (Ray) of Berea; Edie McCreary (Earl) of Rockwood, Tennessee; step-daughter, Bethany Himes of Berea; step-sons, Aaron Himes and Brett Himes of Berea; grandchildren: Anna Combs, Holly Combs, Ryan Combs, Jonathan Collins and Ben Wolfe; great-grandchildren; Isabella Combs, Harper Combs, and Bentley Wolfe.
Funeral services for Mr. Combs will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Church on The Rock with Rev. Kenny Davis and Jack Hall officiating.
Visitation will be from3-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow in the Combs Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Madison County Sheriffs Officers. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Gene Todd, Larry Todd, Ray Brandenburg, Jim Durham, Ron Devere, Whitney Maupin, Robert Puckett, Randy Kates, Mitchell Smith, Lee Roy Brock, Robert Farmer and Rick Brown.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, 135 W. Irvine St., Richmond, KY 40475. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.