Wayne “Rooster” Combs, 55, of Berea, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at his residence after an illness. He was a Berea native born August 26, 1962, son of the late Dilce and Euna Lamb Combs. A self-employed handyman, of the holiness faith, an Honorable Kentucky Colonel, a sports fan of the New York Yankees and the North Carolina Tarheels.
Survivors include 4 siblings: William Embree, Arthur Dale Embree, Oscar Combs and Betty Rothermel; special nephew caregiver Phillip Combs; special friends Tee Tee Potter, Debbie Potter and Edna Hensley; sister-in-law Eula Combs, as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings; Bobby Combs, Donald Ray Combs, Mary Jane Combs, Dilce Combs, Jr., and Paul Combs.
Funeral Services 2:00 PM Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Reppert Funeral Home with Brother Darrin Slone officiating. Burial will follow in the Combs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Mike Potter, Jimmy Hensley, Josh Rothermel, Michael Rothermel, Larry Combs, Johnny Combs, Rex Oliver and DeDe Robinson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Michael Hurley, Floyd Potter, Bill Rothermel, Ryan Combs, Tyler Combs, Scott Boswell, Alvin Durham, Shawn Hensley, Phillip Pace. Visitation 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please direct memorial contributions to the burial fund of Wayne “Rooster” Combs.