William D. Combs, age 79, of Suwanee passed away June 9, 2017. He was born in Kensington, GA on April 7, 1938. William was preceded in death by his parents William and Estie Combs; brother, Robert “Bob” Combs; sister, Chloe Schweitzer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine E. Combs; daughter, Tammy C. Cruz and her husband Johnny, Peachtree City, GA; son, David G. Combs and his wife Ellen, Cumming, GA; sister, Peggy Faye Walden and her husband Charles, Goulds, FL; grandchildren, Ryan LeFevre, Falon Crossland, Michael Combs, Stephen Combs; great grandchildren, William Wyatt Crossland and Lynley Hope Crossland. After receiving a BBA from the University of Miami (majoring in Accounting and Business Law), William worked as an IRS Agent and as a Criminal Investigator. Before retiring in 1987 to start his own consulting business in systems design and software development, he worked for Coca Cola, BellSouth, AIG Insurance, Honeywell, and other major firms. He also prepared tax returns for many years. A funeral service will be held Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Ken Dove officiating. Interment to follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in William’s memory, to Gracepointe Church of the Nazarene, 2900 Rosebud Rd., Loganville, GA 30052. The family will receive friends Tuesday June 13th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and one hour prior to the service at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550.

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  1. For a great man, a child of God and example to all to follow. Such a great husband, father and grandfather, you will bemissed. You will be missed.

  2. We are so sorry for the loss. Bill Combs was a pillar at First Church and someone who lived his faith out very quietly and humbly.

  3. Sympathy to your family as the loss of this sweet man will be evident in your lives. I count offering many time with him at Atlanta 1st/Gracepointe! A servants heart ❤️

  4. I remember Bill Combs as a giant of faith. May the Holy Spirit bring comfort to a wonderful family.

  5. Farewell to a good man who faithfully walked with the Lord serving Him in every way he could. Our hearts will always treasure the friendship. Prayers for comfort and peace to Maxine and all the family. May you find yourselves rejoicing because he fought the battle on earth and now walks streets of gold.

  6. A fond farewell to an honorable man. The River Laurel will miss him very much. Thoughts and prayers to Maxine and his family.

  7. Bill was a great neighbor. I enjoyed working with him in the past to update the River Laurel directory. We will miss you.

  8. A man that demonstrated his love of God. A dedicated servant,and member of “Gracepointe” Nazarene Church. A warm, kind, and gentle man. I will miss seeing his smile.

  9. This is truly a moment when we realize that our loss is heavens gain. Bill was a true friend and source of wisdom and encouragement for many. His unique way to approach life will always be present in my mind. I will never forget a conversation he had with me when we were trying to get pregnant. He said boxers or briefs. After a moment of silence he bagan to explain and I quickly said “thanks bill” and we moved on. I have missed the interaction from a board member seat at the church and how he always wanted to help out in every way possible. May God’s peace be with each of the family and His joy fill the hearts of those that grieve.

  10. Bill was a great friend, I thank God for the privilege of knowing him and working with him on the church board and counting offerings and the wonderful fellowship. He lives now in the home God has prepared for him and I know it is beyond words.

  11. I have had the privilege of know the Combs’ family for 37 years. Over the years Bill and I became good friends as I served with him on the church board and various committees. His dedication and love of the Lord and the church was evident in everything he did and the sacrifices he made. Years ago, Bill developed financial software specifically for our church and our needs and maintained it up until a couple of years ago when the church finally purchased on the shelf software. Doesn’t do what Bill’s did, for sure. We are so thankful for the contributions he has made to the church over the years. Not only his contributions but his witness to all who knew him. He was such as great help and supporter of JOY ministry. Making a data base of names and address and furnishing me labels when needed, attending trips when he could and faithfully attending JOY luncheons. I will miss seeing him in the back of the church, stopping to get a hug and say hi, his wonderful comments on Facebook, his romance novel his was working on and all the things that made Bill the unique man he was. I know he is enjoying his new home and his new improved body and fellowship with God and all the saints that have gone on before. I know one day I will see him again in heaven. May God give peace and strength to Maxine and the family at this time and in the days ahead. God is in control and He will take care of us.

  12. Bill was a kind and gentle man. We have lost a great neighbor in our community in River Laurel. Wishing God’s peace to Maxine and to Bill’s entire family.

  13. We will miss you Bill. You have been a wonderful next door neighbor. Your wisdom and faith made you strong when your health weakend, and we know you are now in a better place. Rest In Peace.

  14. My condolences to Maxine and all of the Combs family. I did not know Bill that well, although we were acquainted through Gracepointe and we were also Facebook friends, but I wish I had known him on a more personal level after reading all the wonderful comments about him. I do know that He loved the Lord, and that He loved his wife and family. One Sunday when I was greeting him at church, he commented to me just how much he loved Maxine and how blessed he was to have such a wonderful, beautiful, and caring wife. I could see that he never took her for granted and that he truly loved and appreciated her. Bill is suffering no longer and he is whole and new again in the presence of our Savior.

  15. Dearest Uncle Bill, We are sad at your leaving and joyous at your arrival. Since God gave us the gift of you as our uncle we cannot express your worth in words. The example you set and the love we shared is always going to be a treasure to us. If you were here right now we would shower you with hugs and grin at the sight of you. You are in our hearts and our thoughts and when we join you in the air someday we will have eternity to love you out loud. Bye, Unka Biwwie.. Your nieces, Sandy, Inez, & Glenda

  16. Bill Combs will be surely missed! He was a great man, husband, father, neighbor and friend who lived his family and his Lord. He was an inspiration and an example to all who knew him. I will really miss his wisdom and his daily Facebook posts!
    “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelations 31:4

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