The Richmond Register


May 21, 2013

Jerry Ray Combs, 61

Madison County Sheriff

BEREA — Jerry Ray Combs, age 61, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Berea Hospital.

Mr. Combs, the current Madison County Sheriff, was born in Berea on June 10, 1951, to Elvin and Betty Usher Combs of Berea who survive him.

He worked for many years for the Berea Police Department and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He loved to fish, work in his garden and play with his dog Josie.

Mr. Combs is survived by:  his wife, Tracy Lynn Brown Combs of Berea; his sons,  Eric Combs and Brian Combs (Jennifer) of Berea; his daughter, Tracy Jane Combs of Louisville; his brothers, Larry Combs of Berea, John E. Combs of Richmond; his sisters, Jane Brandenburg (Ray) of Berea; Edie McCreary (Earl) of Rockwood, Tennessee; stepdaughter Bethany Himes of Berea; stepsons Aaron Himes and Brett Himes of Berea; grandchildren Anna Combs, Holly Combs, Ryan Combs, Jonathan Collins and Ben Wolfe; great-grandchildren Isabella Combs, Harper Combs and Bentley Wolfe.

Funeral services for Mr. Combs will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church on The Rock, US 25 north of Berea, with Rev. Kenny Davis and Jack Hall officiating.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Burial will be in the Combs Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Madison County Sheriff’s officers.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Roy Gene Todd, Larry Todd, Ray Brandenburg, Jim Durham, Ron Devere, Whitney Maupin, Robert Puckett, Randy Kates, Mitchell Smith, Leroy Brock, Robert Farmer and Rick Brown.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Madison County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, 135 W. Irvine St., Richmond, KY 40475.

Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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