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Paul Edward "Pee Wee" Combs

February 7, 1931 September 19, 2018
Paul Edward "Pee Wee" Combs
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Paul Edward “PeeWee” Combs, age 87 was born February 7, 1931 - the last of 12 children. He graduated from high school in 1949, married Ida Mae Bouchelle, March 10, 1951 and was drafted into the Army in May 1951. He was a mechanic in the Army until April 1953 when he was transferred to the Army Reserves. In November 1956 he was given an Honorable Discharge.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. David Wellborn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

He has two daughters - Paula Ross and husband, Grayland of Roaring River, Denise Archuleta and husband Archie of Graham, two sons - Monty Combs and wife Brenda of Wilkesboro, Marty Combs of San Francisco, CA, one grandson Adam Ross and wife, Margaret; and one year old great grandson, Abel Gray Ross.

He has been a member of Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church for many years and is a fine Christian man. He worked as a mechanic at Massey Ferguson Tractor until he was hired by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. While working for the NCDOT he became Inspector on many roads in various counties. He retired from NCDOT.

PeeWee was a jack of all trades - mechanic, carpenter, plumber,
electrician, etc. He built his house in 1954 and continued to remodel it over the years for Ida Mae. He helped his children in many ways. He supervised the grading and helped log trees for son, Monty’s, house. He dug daughter, Paula’s, basement, built her carport and back deck and various rooms in her basement. He and Ida Mae drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he helped their son-in-law, Archie, build a deck for daughter, Denise. Then he cut down some trees and built a bridge for their creek in N.C. He helped son, Marty, build various school projects and made a computer desk and tall storage cabinet with tiers for his Star Wars collection. He was always willing to help his children in any way with whatever they needed to have done. He bought all of them a car and was their mechanic.

Also since moonshine was part of PeeWee’s history he built a perfect
replica of a still for grandson, Adam Ross, for a school project for which a grade of A++ was received!! PeeWee was the neighborhood mechanic. There was always a car, truck, tractor, tiller, lawnmower, etc in his shop to be worked on for a neighbor. PeeWee and Ida Mae loved to garden and always had a beautiful garden and canned their vegetables. They had 2 cats, Sox and Pete, that were
mostly indoor pets. After Ida Mae died in 2006 PeeWee took care of the pets that were his constant companions until they died.

Since some of PeeWee’s brothers help build and were part owners of the North Wilkesboro Speedway he worked the back gate at some of the races, was in charge of the concessions, and worked on the dump trucks and tractors used at the race track.

PeeWee and Ida Mae traveled across the United States with Denise and husband, Archie, in their motor home to Washington state and Canada. A couple of years later they traveled to Austin, Texas to visit their son, Marty. PeeWee is always smiling, kind and friendly and is well liked by everyone.

He always has a quick come back to tease you and make you laugh.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Building Fund, 2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Church Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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6:00 PM 9/21/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States





2:00 PM 9/22/2018 2:00:00 PM
Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church

2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church
2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

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Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

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Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church

2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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