John Coombs, 83

John Wayne Coombs, 83, of Westport, passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday,
January 23, 2024, at his residence. He was born on October 6, 1940, in Trimble
County, Kentucky, the son of John H. and Ina (Banks) Coombs. He graduated from
Sandcreek High School in 1958. John was a lifelong farmer. He drove a school bus
for Decatur County Community Schools for 42 years. He also worked for Bill
Gatewood as a carpenter, for Briggs Equipment in Greensburg, for Lyman Ponsler
as a livestock truck driver and for Floyd Gatewood at the lumber yard. He was a
member of the Westport United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the
Decatur County Tractor Pullers Association. John married Faith Noreen Gardner on
June 6, 1960, at the Westport United Methodist Church and she survives. Other
survivors include his children, Jeffrey Wayne (Rhonda) Coombs of West Terre
Haute, Jerry Dale (Kim) Coombs of Shelbyville, Jaylin Ann Coombs of Westport,
and Jody Lee (Dianna) Coombs of Palmetto, Florida, his brother, Mitchell Coombs
of Cumming, Georgia and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Martha Cooper, Marguerite
Caldwell and Bernice Rice and his brother, Gayle Coombs. Funeral services will
be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 27, 2024, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in
Westport with Dan Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Westport Cemetery. A
time of visitation will be on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 4:00 until 8:00
p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of
Decatur County or the American Heart Association through the funeral home.
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