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Larry C. Combs
Nov 18, 2022 08:49 ET
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LARRY C. COMBS 1941 – 2022

Nov 18, 2022

Larry C. Combs, 81, of Port Leyden, New York, originally from Moorefield, WV, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in Dolgeville, New York, at the home of his grandson, Justin Combs and Justin’s wife, Kayla Combs, who was Larry’s main caregiver. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded with the love and support of his family by his side.

He was born on June 29, 1941, and was the son of the late Raymond and Teresa (Hamilton) Combs. Larry was educated at Mount Markham in West Winfield, New York, where he grew up on the family dairy farm. He was of the Methodist faith.

Larry spent the majority of his life as a self-employed trapper, where he traveled and lived an adventurous life allowing him to move all over the country, trapping animals of all kinds. Prior to that, he was a fire tower observer for the state.

In his spare time, he enjoyed trapping, fishing, and hunting as well as observing wildlife. Larry was a member of the National Trappers Association, National Rifle Association, Fur Takers of America, West Virginia Trappers Association, and New York State Trappers Association.

He is survived by his two sons, Scott Combs and his wife, Wendy of Moorefield, WV, and William Combs of Millinocket, ME; grandchildren, Justin Combs and his wife, Kayla of Dolgeville, NY, Katie Combs of Memphis, TN, Luke Combs of Moorefield, WV, and Jake Combs of Moorefield, WV; great-grandchildren, Kieran, Grayson, Roydan, and Benson all of Dolgeville, NY; his siblings, Mary Beth Combs, Brenda Combs, Betty Combs, and Retta Combs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Bobby Ray Combs.

In keeping with family wishes, there will be no services. The family is being cared for by Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York 13329.

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