John L. McCombs

Published 10:09 pm Sunday, March 22, 2015

John L. McCombs

John L. McCombs, 68, of Pelham passed away Monday, March 2.
The Rock Falls, Illinois native moved with his family to Pelham in 1988 and later retired from Cracker Barrel restaurant as general manager. In retirement, John enjoyed working as a greeter at WalMart, Pelham.
He and his wife, Linda, were active members of Pelham First Baptist Church, where John was a choir member and Sunday school teacher. He was a past president of the Pelham Lions Club.
John was predeceased by his parents, David L. and Mary Leach McCombs; two sisters, Frances Ritchie and Sandra Druien; and two grandchildren, Alycia Austin and Patrick McCombs.
Survivors include John’s wife of 34 years, the former Linda Sue Steen; daughters, Robyn Manees (Alan), Laurie Roth (Eric), and Mary Elizabeth McCombs (fiance, Jason Weldon); sons, David McCombs (Stephanie) and Michael Starr (Michelle); grandchildren, Bryanna Bowers (Mike), Jonathan Austin, Brittany McCombs, Isaac McCombs, Gabriel Manees, McKenzie McCombs, Keaton McCombs, Jake Starr, Cheyenne Starr, Mason Starr, Anna Roth, and Haven Roth; and sisters, Patricia Stranberg and Merrilee McCue.
The celebration of John’s life was Friday, March 6 at Pelham First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Moore officiating. The graveside service and burial were Monday, March 9 at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Missions Fund at Pelham First Baptist Church.
Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, handled arrangements.